Twenty four years ago this month, our family arrived to this country just a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. We were a young couple with two small kids, a few suitcases, and tons of dreams. Our first Thanksgiving dinner consisted of popcorn and candy while watching that year’s Disney family film twice in a row at a mostly empty movie theater which was just fine with us. You see, this whole Thanksgiving thing felt pretty foreign to us at the time. We thought it was all about remembering the Pilgrims, eating turkey and pumpkin pie, watching (American) football, and getting ready for frenzied shopping the next day, and none of that really resonated with us. It didn’t help that so many people referred to it as “Turkey Day” and we weren’t particularly fond of turkey…
Eventually I came to really “get” Thanksgiving – the part about Giving Thanks – and now it’s one of my favorite holidays. We’re still not turkey fans, so we usually substitute with an Argentine-style barbecue… but what’s not to like about a day spent in gratitude for our blessings, and sharing with loved ones? What a great concept!
Among the many reasons to be thankful this year, we have an important milestone to celebrate – the 20th anniversary of our business, BreakTime Refreshments (aka Soft Delivery). It’s been quite a journey and we’re certainly proud of our accomplishments, but above all we’re immensely grateful. To our family, friends, employees, mentors, customers, and suppliers who have supported us along the way, and to this amazing land of opportunity, we Give Thanks and we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — Henry Van Dyke