This blog was first posted at Thanksgiving 2019. A lot has changed since then with the COVID-19 pandemic. Business disruption has occurred in all markets throughout the world. Many businesses have failed because of the restrictions necessary to control the spread of the virus. Others have thrived by providing new and innovative services during the pandemic. And entrepreneurs are taking risks starting new businesses to fulfill their dreams. Even in the midst of all the angst we can be grateful.
Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is also celebrated at different times in many other countries. The early Thanksgiving celebrations were to pause and show gratitude for the harvest of the previous year and the sacrifices making it possible. In our family we usually gather with friends and relatives to mark the day with pleasant conversation, sumptuous food and of course a glass (or two) of wine. This year the two of us will spend the day together apart from those we love. Even so as we enjoy the meal together we will take turns saying what we are particularly grateful for….