Thanksgiving in the Time of Covid
As we come to the end of 2020, a uniquely challenging year, dissimilar to others in many ways, thoughts turn to how to gather with others safely, gifting on smaller or completely absent paychecks, and missing friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. It's a very stark contrast to, perhaps, previous years of enjoying the liveliness of holiday celebrations, anticipated time off, and abundance.
There's no denying, remembrance is a bittersweet thing at holiday time this year. But being grateful and giving thanks is something different. If you or someone you care about has avoided or recovered from illness, give thanks. If you have made it through or helped others during difficult challenges, give thanks. If you have been afforded with or able to offer others opportunity, give thanks. If all you can do is be present today, give thanks.
We don't know what 2021 may bring but, nor did we know what was in store for 2020. Even in our toughest challenges, we can always give thanks.