Someone once said “When you are thankful for the little things, somehow they no longer seem so little.” In that spirit, we are asking our employees what they’re thankful for this Thanksgiving week. This is our third and final installment of this series.
When Natalie Nutter considers what she’s thankful for, her thoughts are of the people in her life. The Branch Manager of our Friendly Bremen Banking Center in Bremen says that all she holds dear can be found in her family and friends.
“My two children and my husband are my world. We’re all in good health and I’m able to come to work each day and provide for our family,” Nutter explained thoughtfully. “I feel like everything relates to family. We have a close extended family and good friends. Everyone lives in close proximity and we get together and just enjoy each other.”
She went on to describe her parents who she says are good role models. “I don’t know how they can be so perfect. They are good role models as parents and they have been the best role models for life, marriage, love, parenting, friendship… they’re amazing. They’re good people and I can’t imagine a better start in life,” Nutter said.
When it comes down to it, Nutter is most grateful for the simple things that most take for granted. “I feel grateful for the basic things. There are people who are starving and I have plenty to eat. On Thanksgiving, I’ll eat two big meals while a lot of people will have none,” she reflected. “The world is in crisis but I don’t have to worry about sending my kids outside. These basic things are provided freely and I’m so, so grateful to those fighting for these things while we enjoy Thanksgiving at home.”
This life view was made clearer than ever after a recent car accident. “It really helped put things in perspective. It’s the people, not the things that matter,” Nutter explained. “I’m a sap but I’m just so grateful for all I have and for the amazing people in my life.”