No in-person Turkey Trots. Empty place settings. Fewer side dishes (but, also fewer dishes to clean). No backyard football at halftime of the NFL games. Virtual hugs and Zoom get-togethers with extended friends and family. Thankful still? You bet.
If you ask folks here at HIRECLICK if they have anything to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, you’ll get a surprising wealth of words:
“I am always thankful for family and friends. Especially this year, with all the things that have gone on. I am also thankful for the many clients that I get to work with on a daily basis and a job that I really enjoy.” – Glen
“I am thankful that my family has been safe and healthy.” – Manda
“I’m thankful for a healthy family. Also that the kids are still living about as normal of a life they can in these times. They still go to school, plays sports and participate in activities and see their friends.”
“During the holidays, it is always nice to reflect on what’s truly important. This year, I am most thankful for the meaningful connections I have with my family and friends, my pets (two dogs + two cats) and my mentors/co-workers/acquaintances/associates. The people in my life bring me great joy, and I feel extremely blessed and grateful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. I am also grateful for good health, and the unlimited opportunities to obtain the highest level of abundance and happiness this life can offer!” – Sam
“Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday since childhood. Two most important things I have always been thankful for is family and friends. And this year even makes that even more intense as I have missed out on so much time with both! Here is to a great 2021!” – Rich
“I am thankful for my health, family, and my job.”
“If there is one thing I’ve learned this year, it’s not to take anything for granted. There are plenty of reasons to want to wish this year far—far away, but I want to focus on the silver linings. I’m thankful for my health after my own bout with COVID-19 and for the good health of my family and friends. I’m grateful for technology like Zoom and GoToMeeting (yes, I know everyone is really tired of staring at people on a screen, but hear me out), which has kept us safe and made it possible for me to complete the first semester of my PhD program even though I never stepped foot on campus. I’m also so grateful for the resiliency and ingenuity of all the small business owners out there during this most challenging year. However you decide to be thankful, keep it going throughout 2020 and beyond.”
“I’m thankful that my family has remained healthy, employed and relatively unscathed in these trying times. I’m thankful that the end of the pandemic appears to be in sight, and for the science that makes that possible.”
“I am thankful for the opportunity to help clients solve one of their largest challenges. I am equally thankful to work with an amazingly talented team that are driven to be the best.”
Looking for ideas about how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving this year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have excellent resources available on their website.