The Moving Crew Reflects on Gratitude
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Christmas is great, don’t get me wrong, but Thanksgiving is a bit more straightforward in the goal: eat, be together, and be thankful. Not only am I just absolutely crazy for turkey, gravy, and stuffing, but a house full of people, cheer, wonderful flavors, and aromas always fills me with true happiness. Often you can find me at the piano with the other musicians trying to remember the lyrics to our favorite old songs, and shooting down request for Christmas music.
As we get ready to close up shop this afternoon and leave the trucks parked for a few days, I wanted to take a moment and let people know about a few things for which we are incredibly grateful here at the Moving Crew:
- Work – Everyone needs something to do, a purpose to fulfill. It doesn’t have to be grandiose to be meaningful, but if it is meaningful it can make for a happy life. I am proud of our work and I am grateful to be needed and to provide meaningful work for our movers.
- Community – We are an Auburn business comprised of guys who live in the area and are proud to call this part of California our home. I’ve been in Placer County since 2006 and I love it here. We know our neighbors, we take care of the people in our community, we participate in the arts and community events. We sip local wines and craft brews and we eat from our local farms and growers. We are thankful to live and do business here where we feel connected and respected. We were really stoked to work with a classic Auburn institution on their big move this year as we helped Awful Annie’s transition into their beautiful new facility on Lincoln Way
- A Chance to Help – Last year I almost lost my home to the Applegate fire. It was a stressful time to say the least, but I was blown away by how much support and kindness my family was offered. Once my home was declared safe, I went to work with the fire rebuild group right away. This year, I was proud to be able to send a crew to help deliver supplies to the families who lost everything in the Butte Fire that ravaged Amador and Calaveras Counties. It felt great to have a trucks and crews to offer tangible help.
- Levity – As you can imagine, working in the moving industry can be quite stressful. Moves are complex and exhausting and are often driven by life changes that aren’t exactly joyous. No one can be serious all the time, and nothing soothes anxiety and discomfort quite like a good laugh. Things can be so absurd sometimes and I deeply appreciate the many big laughs I’ve shared with the movers and the clients. We laugh everyday and we love our careers because of it.
- Growing Families – Though I was the first TMC dad, many of the other guys have since welcomed new additions over the last couple years. It’s a huge change in life, but a wonderful and powerful love. My little ones make me want to be the best everyday. Big cheers to all the people big and small within our Moving Crew Family.
The guys at the Moving Crew would like to wish you and your family a wonderful, restorative, enjoyable, and nourishing Thanksgiving. We deeply appreciate this holiday and understand that it is good to give thanks every day, and to give cheer and effort and assistance whenever possible in our lives, families, and communities. Cheers to a wonderful life, in a beautiful place, in an amazing world.