Today is the last day before a four day weekend for the Real Pro Systems team that will kick off tomorrow with Thanksgiving Day.   The office is filled with laughter and banter and perhaps a few more Nerf darts than normal as we prepare to head off and celebrate with our friends, family and loved ones. Thanksgiving is a traditional time of year to reflect on all of the things in our lives that we are thankful for and this year is no different. The Real Pro Systems team is thankful for a lot this year.  We have an amazing team of people, which has grown this year by seven people so far!  We are lucky enough to work for an innovative company. We truly appreciate the fact that during an economic downturn we have great jobs, especially when so many people do not.    We have an amazing group of people we call clients that we are thankful for, their continued support, input and kind words that make our jobs easier. Here are a few thoughts from the Real Pro Systems team: Kristi Healy, Client Care: I am thankful for being able to work at a cutting-edge software company where I have the ability to work with each and every one of our clients. Terri Renella, Sales Manager: I am thankful to be working with such a great company who has and continues to attract some of the most talented and wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.   And thank you to the owners for the sacrifices you have made to ensure Real Pro Systems continued growth. Dan VanOrdstrand, Audio Specialist: I’m thankful for awesome co-workers!  This is a great atmosphere to work in everyday! Dan Hatfield, SEO Specialist: I’m thankful that we have a product that has proven to be successful, and a team of support that has always been helpful and dedicated to helping and assisting our clients to use the tools we have to the full potential.  I’m thankful that our office is not one filled with constant stress and pessimism, but instead it is carefree but functional with a focus on building a better mouse trap. Gwyneth Iredale, Sales: Thankful for the opportunity to really help agents solve problems and grow their business, especially in this challenging market. It warms my heart when we receive testimonials about how our products have helped them pull through. Gary Ulmer, Graphics: I am thankful for my beautiful family, my kind wonderful friends, and the freedom to believe your own beliefs, and have your own thoughts.  I am thankful to have a great job working with fantastic people. It is a special work environment that most people would envy. That being said, I am still thankful that we get a four day weekend. Donald Hansen, Developer: I’m thankful for an awesome work environment and forward thinking management that continually come up with great ideas. Tara Sybrant, Marketing Manager: Our team is made up of truly gifted individuals, with a willingness to work together, to strive for something better- day in and day out, that is what I am thankful for. Caine O’Brien, General Manager: I feel so fortunate to work with such fun, intelligent, and hard-working people.  I’m grateful for our clients who make our success possible and who are the only reason our company is here.  And I’m especially thankful to live and work in a country where the free expression of our ideas and the free pursuit of our beliefs are not only possible, but encouraged. Tell us what you are thankful for this year.  We would love to hear from you.  Have a wonderful holiday!