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Thanksgiving as a Corporate Operating Policy

24 Nov, 2021

by Brian Grim

So many things divide societies today, and the challenges to the human right to freedom of religion or belief are real. Many focus on the problems, but the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) focuses on what’s working.

As I reflected on Thanksgiving this year, I realized that gratitude is the operating philosophy of RFBF’s work.

There’s a verse in scriptures that fleshes out this philosophy: “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Phil. 4:8).

I bolded the last part because that’s what I have so much fun doing in my work – shining a light on those excellent things worthy of praise. Whether it’s through our CEO awards, corporate REDI Index, or Women’s Film Awards, all are guided by this philosophy.

In the 50-second video below, I share why this is so much fun as well as offer it as a short thought today as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow.