The holidays are here! Throughout the world, regardless of your faith, today is a day of hope and joy. Celebrate, and take time to look for the blessings in your life. Please know that I wish you all love.
Our world needs joy and hope, doesn’t it? We’ve all had a tough year, dealing with the suddenness, havoc and deadliness of the Coronavirus that has changed the course of our lives. It’s been a time to try daily to survive the virus, to grieve the loss of friends and loved ones who have not survived and to struggle to move forward in a different world than what we knew only months ago.
Today, let us focus on the joy and hope that holidays bring us. We have much for which to be thankful, even in a fallen world. If we have the right perspective, we can always be grateful for the good things we have in life. I, myself, have an abundance of good, and I am celebrating that especially upon this day: my life, my family, my job at SKIL and all of you, our beloved customers whom I regard as my friends. All these things bring me joy.
There is a plaque on a friend’s living room wall that reads something like this: “Start each day with a grateful heart.”
I try to do this, and I hope you do, too. I am deeply grateful for all of you. I wish you all the happiest of holidays as we look forward to a better year in 2021.