The top 5 things to be most thankful for this year.
5. Finding toilet paper
4. Liquor Store
1. It’s almost over
Not really. While those do make the list somewhere, they’re certainly not near the top. A year filled with illness, shutdowns, wildfires, hurricanes, political and social unrest has had all of us on the emotional rollercoaster ride from hell. At times, I’ve felt, like I’m watching a live performance of the Twilight Zone. But, with all that 2020 has thrown at us, there’s still so much to be thankful for.
The old saying, “He who has health has hope. He who has hope has everything” holds more meaning than ever in our lifetimes.
We have our health. My family at home and at Bottom Line Marketing are in good health. That is not something to take for granted, ever, but especially in 2020. We know there are hundreds of thousands of families that are mourning losses this year in our country and our hearts go out to them. Knocking on everything really loud here as I humbly write, our BLM families have not had to experience the extremity of Covid-19 and we are so very thankful for that.
We have business health, ours and our clients. Sadly, around 100,000 U.S. businesses closed their doors in 2020, some due to the retail climate trend and many more that succumbed to the strains of Covid-19. Despite the time of being shuttered, most our clients have had solid years. When the going got tough, the tough got going. We’ve enjoyed getting in the trenches with them this year and digging deep to keep business going. Whether from in or out of the office, working remote, our team really pulled together and rallied behind our clients. In a year where millions upon millions of jobs were lost, we were able to keep all our staff employed and very busy through the shutdowns. We are so thankful for all this.
We have healthy families and a healthy business. We have hope for a brighter future for everyone. We have everything. We hope you, too, have many blessings for which to give thanks this holiday.
The Bottom Line is: While you’re stuffing the turkey, watching football, eating pumpkin pie, it’s easy to forget what Thanksgiving is really about. The holiday of gratitude is centered around creating special memories with family (whether together or virtually), appreciating your blessings and giving back. With so many businesses and individuals are struggling so let’s all do our part to give back this season. Assist someone in need, offer generous tips, contribute to organizations hard hit by the pandemic and, whenever you can, shop local! How our towns look this time next year is up to you and me.