Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Recipe for Gratitude

When I left my house about 7:30 this morning, it was POURING rain...I honestly did not see one other car on the road for at least a mile! I headed straight to Starbucks (LOVE to greet the other GREAT people in the world who have to work holidays) and treated myself to a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
We (the banquets team) had spent most of yesterday setting up the ballroom for today, so the morning was a breeze, just a few last minute things and we were ready to serve Thanksgiving Dinner to 400 people. (First we took a few pictures, of course...the guys on the set up crew -above- are my favorite people!)
OK, I just had to put this picture in here. I once made the mistake of telling Pablo that I had never had a man pick me up. Yeah, he pretty much does it every day now.
Our ballroom looked spectacular and we went non-stop all day long!
As we came back and forth from seating people, we played a little game with each other: "What are you thankful for?" Oh, the answers were great, "My spouse, my kids, my dog--chocolate, tacos, hot baths, shopping..." Me? Well, like most of the others I said, "Friends and family and good health." I was the only one who mentioned being thankful for the Dodgers having gone to the NLCS (STILL grateful for that!) But let me tell you the one thing we ALL agreed on: we are ALL so thankful for our incredible job. And, of course, for the amazing people we work with. It's joy every day (even every holiday!) to be part of this team.
Seriously, as exhausted as I am tonight...
I could not be more grateful.


Anonymous said...

No man ever picked you up OR picked up on you? I can't actually believe either one could be true.
I'm grateful for you.

Lisa Marie said...

I'm thankful for you too, Julie!! I love your positive attitude, even when circumstances are not're such an encouragement to me!! Love you!!!