As we approach Thanksgiving 2020, many of us may be asking the question, “what do we have to be thankful for this year?” It has been a challenge on many levels. I believe, however, if we give it some thought we can find many things to be thankful for. I’d like to share my list with you:
Family and Friends
This pandemic has thrown a spotlight on how important family and friends are for all of us. We may not be hugging as much as we were, but our genuine concern for those we love shows in the way we make sure we do what we can to keep ourselves and others safe from this virus. We wear our masks, we social distance, and we don’t take unnecessary risks.
Those of us at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys who work remotely are fortunate we have the technology and the knowledge of that technology to be able to keep serving our clients just as we always have — and we’re doing it in a way that keeps clients and staff safe.
Shortened commute times (how far is it from your breakfast table to your desk?) gives us more time with family. Many families are having dinner together because no one is rushing off to soccer practice or to study at the library. That’s quality time, my friends.
Americans used to be terrible savers. We may not be going to concerts, the theater or the movies, but (provided we’ve been able to keep working) we are saving more money. It doesn’t hurt to have a more balanced financial picture.
It also doesn’t hurt that every day when we watch the news we are made more aware of those who are less fortunate than us — and we’re made more aware of how we can help those others. More compassion and generosity is a good thing for all of us.
I hope you can find your own list of silver linings to this year and enjoy your Thanksgiving 2020 — whether it be in person or by Zoom.
All the best to you and yours!