It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. Somewhere between the first new design of the year, back on January 9th, and the 108th design (our current number) the seasons have passed us by. 108 new designs, that’s amazing! It doesn’t even include all the revisions and add-ons to existing projects or most of the projects brought in by our Property Improvement group. So much to be thankful for – our clients, our subcontractors, and of course the employees of Scott Byron & Co.

Last month we lost a dear friend and coworker that had been here since the beginning of the company and he is remembered with such love and affection. His name is Don Shipley and we are thankful for the years we had to know him, whether 5 years or 35 years. His memory lives on in our hearts and in his stories that we still tell. Seeing the outpouring of love for Don really brought all the things in my life that I should be thankful for into sharp focus. Family, friends, coworkers (who are my second family), my health, home, and education are just the smallest sampling of things that I am thankful for each and every day. I can read my favorite books; I can talk to my parents and siblings; and I can safely walk around where I live. I hope you take the time to realize all the things you are fortunate to have and grab hold of them with fierce determination and love and affection and let them know how much they mean to you (assuming they’re people…or pets!). Take a moment to reflect on all the good things in your life, whether they were once here, are here now, and will be here one day in the future.

Take care, be safe, and I hope you have a very happy (and thankful) Thanksgiving.

A thoughtful statue?

A sculpture deep in thought…