Oct 10, 2020
It’s Thanksgiving. COVID is shaping our new reality, businesses and organizations are battling for survival, people are struggling financially, physically and emotionally – what on earth do we have to be thankful for?
We have hope. Hope is the whisper that says “it will get better”. Hope is the shout that cries “we will not be defeated by our circumstances – we are stronger than that” Hope is the melody that our feet march to as we move forward in our day to day lives, acknowledging this new reality and our personal trials, but not letting them crush us.
The phrase “we are all in this together” has become the battle cry of 2020, a year of unimaginable challenge and unforgettable change. We do not stand alone. Although we stay apart to protect one another, we are fortunate to have technology that allows us to connect and interact. No one is strong all the time, but if we take turns, each being strong when the other is not, we win. Our circumstances do not. If we continue to recognize the need in others and reach out to help – we win. Our circumstances do not. If we can be honest and genuine in our needs and accept the help of friends and family to move through this time – we win. Our circumstances do not.
We all share different circumstances, different challenges – but the same journey. Let us learn from the last few months, take strength and support from one another in the moment, and believe in the hope for the future. Then, we can find reason to truly be thankful.
Be safe, Be happy, Be well