This Thanksgiving and all year round, we continue to be very grateful for the opportunity to do good work, collaborate with well-meaning people, staying safe and healthy.
We are especially Thankful for:
1. Having clients who have paid us on time and on one occasion, one of them asked why our invoice was late? (I kid you not!)
2. Clients who have supported small and/or minority-owned businesses like MNA
3. Client(s) who “get(s) us!”
4. Clients who have sent us data in a very timely fashion
5. Clients who value evaluation, evaluators, and the field of evaluation (not too common either).
6. PIs who have given us enough time to write the evaluation plan without rushing us or calling us at 4.30pm on a Friday
7. The team at MNA who make it all happen — magically!
Most of you now know that I self taught crochet in March 2020 when the pandemic struck and I have not stopped making things (as and when I am able) since then.
I have made over 125 “gratitude” scarves and shawls since then to give them to friends, colleagues, and clients as a small token of my deep appreciation and gratitude. I have also donated a few crocheted items including full-size blankets, scarves, and shawls to a Pittsburgh-based not-for-profit organization that supports women undergoing chemotherapy. Thanks to Beverly Peters, Ph.D. for making it possible.
Here’s to making and giving Thanks and being Grateful for everything we have.
A Very Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate.
Image: the single Coneflower that is still blooming well into the fall/very cold weather that shows grit and endurance and a lace crochet shawl with fall colors.