On This Labor Day, I’m Grateful

Happy Labor Day 2015-1

Dear Readers,

As we commemorate Labor Day, I find myself thinking about everything my grandparents instilled in me about the importance of hard work. They consistently reminded that job excellence was the highest form of gratitude that I could demonstrate.

There was a time when an African-American woman like me could only dream of having a full-time position with benefits and paid holidays. My ability to make meaningful contributions to some impressive organizations has been a highlight of my career.  I have been able to work alongside dedicated women and men, and our combined efforts have created positive change for many Americans. For this, I am truly grateful.

We wish you and your family a wonderful Labor Day. Thank you for your important contributions to society.