Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

   With everything going on with the Presidential Election and the Covid Apocalypse, I believe the fact I am still here to post these stories and you are still here to read them is enough to be thankful for this year. Thanks for reading.

   Come on, you really didn’t think you would get off that easy did you? I would just like to say a few words about the year 2020 and what it has taught me so far. Let’s start with my training business.

   I have been working with an Equipment Dealer Association, and we discussed them hiring me as a Workforce Development consultant. I went to a board meeting on March 9 and everything was looking very promising. Then, the Covid Apocalypse hit, and everything grinded to a screeching halt. All the plans that were going to be put into action were placed on hold.

   Then we had the elections and what I would call the circus leading up to it. (Which is still going on as you read this.) Now I have no problem with people expressing their opinions, but please can we have some civility and show some respect for people that don’t share your beliefs. This was summed up quite accurately by someone on social media that posted this statement. “People tell you to act like an adult. Have you seen the way adults are acting? That’s horrible advice!”

   These examples are two of the reasons I am very thankful for everything in my life. I am grateful for the situation with my business. When the direction of my business didn’t go the way I thought it should, I remembered the advice I heard at a convention from Robert O’Neill. He is the Navy Seal that shot Osama Bin Laden. His advice was this. “Whenever something doesn’t go as planned, you need to decide what you are going to do with it? You don’t have time to complain or feel bad about it. You need to come up with a new plan and move forward with it. This guided me to create an online training program which I am now currently promoting to three different associations.

   As I read the bitter messages and arguments between different people on social media, it makes me grateful for the relationships I have with my friends and associates. We don’t always agree on political views, but we all have a mutual respect for each other. Our viewpoints have never stopped us from doing everything we can to help and support each other whenever we can.

   I am very thankful for love I receive every day from my family, and I want Kristi to know how thankful I am to have her in my life. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and make some amazing family memories. Thanks for reading.

Net week: Black Friday 2020

P.S. I am well aware I very seldom act like an adult. But that’s okay. I have two granddaughters and a great granddaughter as adult supervision.