Dear Team,

Sometimes we take things for granted and fail to see the beauty in the little things and the magic that happens every day. For me, there is magic every day when I go to work. Seeing you working together, laughing together, sometimes being angry or upset together. It is all a great gift to me.

You are all very different and I love that about you, everyone brings something different to the table and shares it with everyone else in the team without necessarily wanting anything in return. It fascinates me every day to see all these different nationalities and cultures being so calm and joyful with each other, which often makes me think about why we have so much conflict out there in the world.

But while everyone is different, each of you carry within you this intrinsic desire to make long lasting and deep, honest connections – I think that is the fire that I see radiating warmth to this group every day. For me it is the driving force behind everything we do together and I am so grateful to be able to spend my days with such great people.

Like any relationship, this one has evolved over the past 6 years. I have learned so much from all of you in that time, listening to you, watching you work together to get things done. It has helped me grow and I think you all have grown a lot too, which brings a smile to my face.

Of course, there’s so much more to life than work, but we all spend a lot of time in this environment and that’s why it makes me so happy to have you around every day.

Thank you for being there as individuals and as a team.