Our brains are wired to focus on problem-solving rather than appreciation. Little did we know that expressing gratitude is associated with a host of mental and physical benefits. Let me enlighten you with a few facts related to this thankful appreciation action where people acknowledge the goodness in their lives.

What effects does appreciation have on our health?

Studies have shown that feeling thankful can improve sleep, mood, and immunity, as well as being strongly associated with greater happiness. Gratitude can decrease depression, anxiety, difficulties with chronic pain, and risk of disease. Being grateful also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power. Besides, expressing gratitude can boost individuals' emotional well-being, relish good experiences, enhance their physical health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Briefly, gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. It is with this theoretical framework that I would like to begin my brief thank you note.

My family has taught me the importance of being grateful for as long as I can recall, and I believe it is a fundamental part of my approach to life. In a world where we're constantly rushing from one task to the next, it can be challenging to pause and appreciate the present moment and what's going on around us. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back and value everything we've been through and where we are standing today. I am a true believer that we are exactly where we are supposed to be.

If we were to describe our first experiences, I am pretty sure mine at Light-it was one for the books. My first day at Light-it started off with traveling to Argentina (I am from Uruguay!) for the opening of our offices in Buenos Aires. When I arrived and heard the heartfelt statement, "We were waiting for you", it resonated deeply with me. Something as simple as a passing sentence can bring about an immense change, shed light and inspire. Embark on a new professional chapter as motivated as I definitely made me realize how grateful I was.

The Value of the People Care Team

Behind every good organization, there is a human team working hard to get things done and achieve a purpose, focused on keeping their community satisfied. It's something you truly comprehend only by experiencing it firsthand. Isn't it nice to be able to highlight the positive things about a team? These efforts tend to go unnoticed or are taken for granted, but I would like to say thank you.

I am thrilled to be part of a multidisciplinary team where everyone brings their unique skills and perspectives to the table. I'm not only eager to learn from their professional expertise but also to grow as an individual by gaining new insights from my teammates. To create value that goes beyond the ordinary, it's essential to work collaboratively with a team that brings diverse outlooks and enriches the process. I believe it is only then that we can achieve meaningful outcomes.

Designing is about leaving a lasting impression while gaining a meaningful experience that stays with me forever. This perspective reflects an appreciation for the enduring impact of design and its ability to shape our lives in profound ways. I’m beyond grateful to share this journey with Light-it’s awesome team.

If this is just the beginning, the possibilities of what lies ahead are limitless. I am genuinely grateful to be here and excited about what the future holds.:)