On the beautiful Thanksgiving Day, I want to reach out and send blessings for a joyful time with your friends and family, an abundance of delicious food, and hopes for a healthy, sweet year ahead.
Our family just returned from a Thanksgiving morning tradition where we provide food to the homeless in Berkeley. When we talk to the individuals we meet sleeping in the park, I often think of the incredible things you do every day on behalf of those we serve, and I feel very grateful for your work. Last year, we served over 35,000 individuals at Telecare, including older adults, adults, and kids, helping them to re-build and re-imagine their futures. You worked with them to reduce the harm in their lives, make healthier choices and re-gain a spirit of hope. You did this with tremendous heart and teamwork, implementing all the evidenced based practice available to you, including Telecare’s recovery centered clinical system (RCCS).
In the book the Prophet, which I am reading this holiday, the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran writes, “Work is love made visible….It is to charge all things you fashion, with a breath of your own spirit.” On this Thanksgiving Day, I am thinking of you and am very grateful for the passion and spirit you bring to our work, and all the ways you reach to advance our mission of recovery and excellence.
Happy Thanksgiving and warmest regards from our family to yours,