Written by Cari Zwick, CBC Mortgage Agency Corporate Account Director
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches (it’s tomorrow… can you believe), I just wanted to take a quick second and share some thoughts.
My grateful list looks a little different this year. 2020 has definitely been one for the books! Last year if you would have asked me what I was thankful for, the list might have been: my family, friends, trips to California or the beach etc. All good things right? This year, that list has a whole different meaning.
My 2020 Thankful list:
My family and their health
A safe home to live in
The freedom of which this country allows
The list could go on. However, this year, I’m most thankful for you! Because of you, I’m able to continue working towards CBC Mortgage Agency’s ultimate goal of helping those in need, achieve the American Dream of Homeownership. This year thousands of families and individuals have been able to add a home to their grateful list. I asked a few of my friends here from CBC to share a few things they are grateful for as well:
Dianah (Purchase Clearing Team Lead): “I am grateful that in the midst of all things crazy, because of my faith, I can have peace that passes all understanding.”
David (“Boo) Ludlow: “I’m grateful for my family. Almost all of the blessings I have I would not have received without my wife, parents, siblings, and extended family, and I certainly wouldn’t be who I am today without them.”
Zac (Purchase Clearing Specialist): “I am grateful for beautiful sunrises and glorious sunsets.”
Mark (Operations Trade Desk Manager): “I want to express my utmost gratitude and love for music. What an amazing, divine gift it is! I cannot fathom living in a world without music. It permeates my soul, invigorates my spirit, enlightens my mind, and unburdens a my heart. Music is nothing less than the language of the divine. It is and always will be central in my life. The song “How Can I Keep from Singing” expresses my feelings here. I love singing with a passion and do so all the time. Indeed, How could I ever keep from singing?”
Trevor (Operations Manager): “In this crazy time there are many things I’m grateful for. At the top of my list is my job at CBCMA. It is such a blessing to have stable employment and steady income. It is something that can be taken for granted but I try to remind myself often how fortunate I am for this opportunity. The other thing that stands out as something I’m grateful for is our beautiful earth, and this awesome state of Utah. There are so many things to do and places to explore, and I’m in constant awe of the incredible scenery I find, and all the different ways I’m able to enjoy all of those places! Utah is so unique, and I’m grateful for the time I’ve been able to spend exploring it.”
(A special thanks to David Ludlow for collecting these thoughts!)
In closing, I’d like to share a few words from CBC Mortgage Agency president Richard Ferguson:
“In a world filled with turmoil and pandemic fears, I am reminded of the adage, “There’s no place like home”, which can be a refuge from the storms that rage around us. I am grateful for the opportunity to be associated with a company whose mission it is to enable homeownership, especially amongst the underserved. No greater work is done by humankind, than the work performed within the walls of the home. May we all be grateful for the blessings we enjoy, and employ our labors to the betterment of the communities we reside.”
Happy Thanksgiving from CBC Mortgage Agency!