Monday, September 21st is World Gratitude Day. The idea of a day to give thanks began back in Hawaii on 1965 and the first World Gratitude Day was held in 1966.

What are you thankful for? It really is easy to look at things, especially during this pandemic and complain. 2020 certainly hasn't gone the way that we expected, and absolutely no one could have expected the lock-down now going on 6 months.

Business and marketing plans that were written or planned back in 2019 or the first quarter of 2020 were tossed away and ripped up in the "new-normal". Events that we have traditionally hosted or attended were cancelled. Birthdays weren't able to be celebrated. Trips were canceled. Graduations and other life-events were postponed

But, there have been some good things that have come from the pandemic. Most of us that were so busy with event after event found ourselves with time on our hands. There was a "forced pause". There was a return to the nuclear family. Neighbors checked in on neighbors.

Take a moment and think what you are grateful for! If you are grateful for someone or something, let that person or organization know! Expressing your gratitude could potentially make that person or organization's day. Maybe they'll then let someone know what they're grateful for. It starts with you and me. Let's make this spread and Happy Gratitude Day 2020! I'm grateful you read this!

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