Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings

Editor's Note:
Although this message was delayed, its meaning is still timely.

One day each year we set aside a day called Thanksgiving. The whole family gathers around the dinner table and before enjoying all the “goodies” prepared, bow their heads to say THANK YOU. Not to one another, but to God for all his blessings.

But why for only one day? At my age I say that every day. Somewhere we, as an industry have to find the time to say the same “thank you” often. Despite all the gloom and doom that seems to be circulating, I discovered that is not at all true.
At Medtrade I had the pleasure of speaking to many attendees; providers, vendors, salespeople and other professionals. They were all there, grateful for the opportunity to plan for another successful year. All were very aware of the problems and difficulties of the last 12 months. All of them were there so as not to have a repetition of the past. They were there for the future.

It matters little which industry you are in – the economy affects everyone. What made me so upbeat about the future is I saw a myriad of people all working together to determine the steps they would take so that there will be another Thanksgiving holiday. So please, enjoy this holiday and say thank you for the blessings of the last year (after all, you are still in business) and prepare for the next twelve months.

“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God a made them all.”
Cecil Frances Alexander

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