Here we are headed into another major holiday still under the “wet blanket feeling” of the pandemic. This holiday, and Christmas soon to follow, will certainly look and feel different. We may not be able spend time with loved ones like normal, nor will we have the excitement of public gatherings that we enjoy during the holiday season. We might be lonely or feeling depressed. Possibly we are frustrated and overwhelmed. Whatever the case, it will be a different and potentially challenging holiday season.
As tough as things may seem, let’s keep things in perspective. We are still blessed. If you woke up this morning in good health with a roof over your head, you should be thankful. If you and your family know you will have three meals today, be grateful. If you have the ability to see and read this message, don’t take that for granted. If you have family and friends who love you, even though you might not get to hug them this Thursday, you are blessed. If you have all of these things you are in a very small percentage of the world from a wealth and comfort perspective. We may not get the holidays that we are used to, but we are blessed and should remain grateful for the things we have. Consider the real meaning of Thanksgiving and maintain perspective. Happy Thanksgiving