If your family is anything like mine, I’m sure you are busy preparing for the holiday this week. I hope you will take a moment to take a step back from the preparations and think about what is really important this Thanksgiving.
I wanted to wish you a joyful holiday full of good company, good food, and lots of love.
Here is a shortlist of things I am truly grateful for this holiday:
My dear friends.
My colleagues at CARE.
Getting to spend my days making the world a better place, and being able to see how much our work really does matter. You’ll never forget the look on a mother’s face when you’ve helped to save her child’s life – or given her child a chance to have a better life. I can never really express what it’s like in words, so maybe this picture will help:
The support of people like you. Your dedication to fighting global poverty by empowering poor families and communities is inspiring to me. I will never stop being grateful for these things.
From the CARE family to yours, happy Thanksgiving.
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE