Excel in Communication
“Thankfulness is a soil in which pride cannot grow. Be thankful. Stay humble.”
This Thanksgiving Holiday I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my wife Jen and our five healthy children. Jen is an awesome mom and wife and she blesses our family everyday with her dedication, perseverance and love. Our kids are full of life and they love learning. They are developing their own unique personalities as well as growing in their faith. Kids are such a blessing.
I am thankful for each and every team member who has selected Walther Farms as a destination to invest their time so faithfully. Walther Farms, and all that goes with it, is a way of life and requires an usual amount of passion and commitment to persevere. The battles we face daily bind and unite us. The generosity this team expresses towards each other and the less fortunate in our communities is inspiring. I am incredibly blessed to work with the very best in the world.
I am thankful for all the spouses and children of our team members who are equally committed to the success of the farm. They sacrifice, fill in and generously support the Walther team every season. They are unsung heroes.
I am thankful for our customers who faithfully entrust our team with their confidence. They expect improvement every day and we love it that way. They empower us to think outside the box and to creatively solve the most difficult of challenges.
I am thankful for the individuals and businesses that partner with us to accomplish what we do. We are again blessed to be surrounded by a diverse group of professionals who believe in our mission and support us in a variety of ways.
I am thankful for our industry leaders who help make sure we have fair, healthy and vibrant markets to serve.
I am thankful for Jesus, my savior, who paid the price for my sins and has forever reconciled me with my Heavenly Father. He feeds me faithfully through his Word providing direction, discipline and love.
As I reflect on this year I am overwhelmed with so many wonderful people in my life. I find it interesting that my gratitude is all directed towards people and our relationships. I fall short far too often expressing my appreciation. We have 37 days left in 2015 and I am challenging myself and you to take a moment and reflect on who you’re grateful for. Let’s express our feelings toward them and live this important value of “Excelling in Communication”. If we say thank you once a day for the rest of this year imagine the positive impact we will have. Giving thanks is as rewarding as it is receiving. Be generous and share your love this holiday season. Blessings to you all and thank you for being a part of my life and the farm.
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11-12 NIV
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
“Lord, thank you for all you’ve done for me and your people. Thank you for Jesus, His sacrifice and grace. This Thanksgiving Holiday fill our hearts with joy and gratitude and help us to generously communicate our feelings to those we love, including you. It’s in Jesus I pray, Amen.”