Gratitude In the Midst of Chaos

court reporting atlantaThanksgiving is just around the corner. As the holiday season approaches, world news casts an alarming shadow, and many of us find it difficult to navigate the daily updates of terror and chaos in France and other volatile parts of the world.

Seeking gratitude for our blessings, both big and small, seems more important than ever. For me, it is about centering daily on the people who make a difference in my family, work, community, and world.

  • Clients – With sincere gratitude, I thank you for your loyalty. Loyalty in a business such as mine is a gift to be treasured, and I will never take yours for granted.
  • Staff – With overwhelming appreciation, I thank you for your hard work, attention to detail, diligence in all matters, and delivering excellence to every client, every single day. Each of you plays a critical role in making Donovan Reporting a success. Because of you, I am richly blessed with a work/life balance. Thank you for that gift!
  • Family and Friends – I humbly cherish your unwavering support and always being there to lift me up when life’s challenges seem overwhelming. It is wonderful to have the safety net of your presence in my life.
  • Grandchildren – I enthusiastically relish your beauty, fun, and unconditional love. I am especially thankful that you still believe that Mimi can do anything!


Each person listed above has touched me in special ways over the years. The blessings I’ve received in all spheres of my life have made it possible for me to mentor and help others, both professionally and personally.  Feeling a connection to the greater world has allowed me to cope with the ups and downs of my own life as well as dealing with what I see and hear on the news each day.

I will close by wishing each of you a healthy and hearty Thanksgiving. No matter your plans or holiday rituals, I hope you are enveloped in the love and care of the special people in your lives.

With gratitude,
Lori T. Donovan, RMR, CRR
Certified Court Reporter
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