We should be pretty thankful that our profession continues to grow in numbers and stature as a means to effectively communicate between organizations, individuals, institutions, and their publics.
I’m pretty thankful for the PR students who inspire me through their enthusiasm and their desire to succeed.
We should be pretty thankful that “public relations specialist” ranked number one in a Yahoo Education article this week titled, “High-earning jobs to help pay off student loans faster.”
I’m pretty thankful for my colleagues because they are incredibly supportive and helpful, and they allow me to develop new coursework and programs, and to grow as an educator.
We should be pretty thankful for our nation’s First Amendment, which enables us to disagree with authority, report the truth, worship (or not) without consequence, gather in protest, and have freedoms unmatched under any other government.
I’m pretty thankful for feeling fulfilled each day whether it’s by helping family members work through a decision or a challenge, matching a student with an internship, assisting a colleague with a project, or making my wife feel happy and loved.
We should all be pretty thankful for the opportunity to spend much of our time in a quality institution of higher learning. Two-thirds of American high school grads go to college, and just one-third of them earn a bachelor’s degree. This gives my students and my colleagues a distinct professional advantage over most.
I’m pretty thankful that while they’re quite busy with their own lives, my grown-up children still seem to like spending time with their father. And one of them brings along my two baby grandsons!
Finally, all of us should be pretty thankful for being among the most secure, well-fed, nicely clothed, supremely sheltered people on planet earth. We live better than about 95% of the rest of the world. We must always be grateful for this and wish the same for others less fortunate.
What are you pretty thankful for this Thanksgiving? Your thoughts?