Foster an Attitude of Gratitude


“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude has been shown to contribute to a healthier, happier life in many ways, from improved mental and physical well-being, better relationships, even the ability to navigate adversity with greater ease. 

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we’re grateful for in our lives. Let’s take this time to foster an attitude of gratitude. We invite you to share what you’re thankful for this holiday season. Tag VentureWell in your social posts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn using the hashtag #vwgivesthanks. To help inspire you, here are some examples of what people in our network had to say last year:

Raja Schaar
Assistant Professor of Product Design at Drexel University
“I’m thankful that I took a chance in moving my family 850 miles to join Drexel’s faculty last year. On a weekly basis, I’m overwhelmed by the spirit of collegiality and interdisciplinary innovation on this campus. I have a number of exciting projects underway, and Venturewell has certainly played a part in helping gain a foothold here.”

Samir Mayekar
Founder of E-Team SiNode Systems
“I am thankful for the dedication of the SiNode Systems team. Working in a science-based startup requires many sacrifices. Long hours in the lab, frequent travel to collaborate with our partners, and a scrappy mindset to do more with fewer resources. The unifying factor motivating the team is our desire to enable a world powered by clean energy, and that mission fuels our dedication to SiNode.”

Phil Weilerstein
President and CEO, VentureWell
“I am grateful to be part of the VentureWell community. From the visionary funders who support our work to the broad networks of creative people who work to bring new ideas and opportunities to life to the dedicated staff who bring their enthusiasm and energy to making our communities thrive. It’s a unique privilege to be immersed daily with people who are making the world a better place.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

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