A Day to be Thankful (November 2021)
After another year of living in this COVID world, it seems to me that the arrival of our national day of Thanksgiving is just in time. And while many folks think that this is the craziest time in our history, it may come as a surprise to you that it was President Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving as a national holiday to be celebrated on the same day by all the states in 1863, right in the middle of our civil war. Not the moment in our history that many would look back to as a time to give thanks.
As I have gotten a bit older (and hopefully a bit wiser), I have learned that it is always a good time to give thanks and to be grateful for what we have: the food on our table, the roof over our heads, our freedom, our families, the good people we have in our lives, and the men & women who have and who are currently serving our country, to name a few. Studies back me up on this. Giving thanks and focusing on the positive things in our lives is good for our health, our happiness, and even our wallets!
So that is just what I’m going to do tomorrow. Stop, look around, and smell the proverbial roses. I have so much to be thankful for. At the top of my list are the wonderful people I have in my life: my family, my team (Jessica & Rob), my clients, my professional partners, my friends, and Molly & Tibo (technically they’re not people, but they’re darn close!).
I hope you have the opportunity to do that same and I wish you and those you love a wonderful Thanksgiving!