The Power of Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Specification Rubber Products asks that you join us in exploring what it means to be thankful. It is easy to fall into the habit of just listing the same things each year, instead of truly reflecting on the things we are thankful for. Join us as we challenge ourselves to a higher road.

There is power in gratitude. Everyone has access to it, but few grab hold. You attain it by realizing it’s a choice. You can let the events of the day control you or you can control your day. We all know disgruntled people. If you listen to them talk, you can pinpoint some key characteristics. They complain, criticize, and compare.

Complaining is the opposite of being thankful.

Criticizing blocks our view from seeing the good and can be a way of making ourselves feel superior when we feel inferior. This tactic creates enemies.

Comparing will destroy us. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” When you start comparing your work, marriage, life, material possessions, etc., to others, it will definitely render you unhappy.

Choosing thankfulness takes practice. Nobody chooses to be ungrateful on purpose, but it’s usually much easier to complain. But when you realize the power of choosing, you change your life and inevitably the lives of those closest to you. Happiness and misery are both contagious. What do you want to spread to those around you? What emotions do you wish to live with? Don’t fall victim to an unthankful heart.

Specification Rubber Products is challenging our company to make a shift this Thanksgiving. We understand the importance of family. Therefore we know it starts at home. We are challenging our SRP family to be thankful for their spouse, their home, their quality of life, and anything they may feel unsatisfied with. This thankfulness for the things outside of work then spills over into our work.

We are thankful for each and every employee, from the leadership to the production team. We are thankful for our customers, suppliers, and the industries we serve who make Specification Rubber Products possible. We are thankful for our products and what they make possible across many industries. We are thankful to celebrate 50 years of producing quality products. We are thankful for you and hope you join us in grabbing hold of the power of Thanksgiving.

Specification Rubber Products will halt production operations the week of Thanksgiving so our employees have time to spend with their families to celebrate and explore what it means to be thankful.

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