November 9th, 2020
The Power Of Gratitude
For some, “be grateful” is a simple mantra, but for others it can be difficult to feel this way in 2020. The year has thrown immense hurdles at each of us, some more than others.
As we approach Thanksgiving, this is an opportunity to slow down and look for the good.
For Palmetto Partners, challenges arose in March when we went into quarantine and transitioned our business from conducting in-person meetings to a virtual platform due to COVID-19. I had no idea what the future held for my business, but also for my clients and accounting partners. Thankfully, most have adapted to the times and found ways to thrive, not just survive.
I have no idea how the pandemic will affect us in 2021, but am grateful for the ways we have had to adapt. I get to see my wife more often while my business is based out of my home. My staff gets to spend more time with their families, as well. Small things that were not common pre-pandemic.
Whatever you are grateful for, take time to celebrate and reflect on it. Gratitude is a connection point in a world of disconnect.
Acknowledge the things that you might often take for granted. Why they are important to you and how can you remind yourself of these things? Some suggestions may include writing them down, calling a friend and telling them your feelings or taking time to just be still and reflect. Any way that makes it meaningful to you.
The solace of knowing, giving, and receiving gratitude is a propelling energy to end this year, and begin the next.
What are you grateful for?
– Michael Arnold
President, Palmetto Partners LLC.