Tis the season to be thankful.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S. (as opposed to Canada – yes, I can be nuanced), but the spirit of the day can and should be extended all year. It’s a time of reflection, of being thankful for and cognizant of what you have. I, for one, am incredibly grateful for the little things – the moments we often miss as we barrel through life towards some nondescript arbitrarily chosen finish line.
As the holiday season begins and 2013 fast approaches, I strive to be cognizant of what I have in the present without worrying too much about that unknown future. And while I haven’t been the best example of said mindfulness – between my manic travel and work schedule – I aim to be more thankful for the now, in order to be authentic about the future ahead.
At i2i, honesty, transparency, humility & authenticity are values we strive to project as a company as well as internally as an organization. Our amazing team – Salman, Uzair, Susannah & Waqas – as well as our incredibly dedicated board all reflect those values as people and members of this awesome startup family. Below are just some of the things team i2i are thankful for this season:
Our awesome Innovation Manager Uzair is thankful for beautiful endings & exciting beginnings…
Our kick-ass board member Elmira gives thanks for good health, good friends & great love…
And our amazing i2i Biz Dev Fellow Susannah is grateful for adventures!
As for me? The biggest thing life has taught me this year is to slow down. My passion stems from authentic & meaningful relationships, from genuine connections, from community. That’s why I’m the most grateful for my husband (!), family and friends. Oh, and for i2i .
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! What are you thankful for this season?
Kalsoom Lakhani is the Founder/CEO of Invest2Innovate, based in Washington, D.C. She loves traveling, pretending to be a foodie, Jeopardy, and inane discussions about morality in mainstream television shows. If you watch mainstream television shows, you know this amounts to very little discussion.