The season is upon us when we take the time to reflect on the many things for which we are grateful: our family and friends; our co-workers; our jobs; our health and the freedoms we enjoy in America. Too often, we get caught up in the pace of everyday life and don’t take the time to appreciate just how fortunate we are. This is a time for such reflection.
The nation’s oldest celebration of gratitude, Thanksgiving Day, was designated by President Abraham Lincoln as an official holiday in 1863. Since then, Americans have cherished this special time of thanksgiving and togetherness. Today, the spirit of Thanksgiving at the Postal Service is alive and well, not only because of the upcoming holiday, but because our employees work hard every day to help make the world a better place. Many thanks to everyone for your contributions — not only to our organization, but the communities we serve each and every day.
So at a time when we traditionally give thanks, please allow me — on behalf of the entire Executive Leadership Team — to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to our mission, and to extend best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Please enjoy the company of your loved ones, think about the importance of old and new friends, be safe and take time to reflect on our many blessings.