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From the President – November/December 2012
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By Traci Lehman

Traci LehmanW
ith Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I’d write about what the meaning of Thanksgiving means to me. It’s not about Pilgrims and turkey dinners. For me the true meaning of Thanksgiving is gratefulness.

Think about what you have in your life right now. Think of the friends you have, your significant other, your children, the house you’re living in, the car you’re driving, or maybe your college diploma or even the laptop or computer you’re using... remember when one or more of these things were goals or desires that you had?

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our next dream or goal that we forget how much we used to want what we now have. We’ve all heard the saying about not knowing how much something means to us until it’s gone. Don’t wait; be happy with what you have while you’ve still got it.

This year I am grateful for my health, my family and friends, food on the table, the roof over my head and lastly, as crazy as it is sometimes, I am grateful that I fell into the association manage- ment industry 12 years ago.

Have a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving!

Traci Lehman

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