Friends, Family, let me start off by saying, what a year this has been so far. Normally, this time of year we would be preparing plates of food and desert for family we see maybe once or twice a year. But with the solemn reminder of covid outbreaks being discussed day after day, that reality seems to be getting dimmer. Schools are closing, businesses continue to suffer. There seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. With that perspective in mind, it may seem difficult to have a positive outlook on what to be thankful for.
For the band, we've had a few shows cancelled this year. A year that was supposed to be our year. But there was light in the dark times. For one, we successfully launched our debut album, This Digital Life. Along with safely putting on a live show to introduce the beautifully written art into the world. Aside from the band personally, Im super thankful that I got to marry my best friend this year. (And let me tell ya, what a weird year to have a wedding.)
Take a minute, breathe in, and breathe out. In times when I find the world to be cold and out of hope, I often pause. I take time to think about the small things that I should be thankful for. Because the world is not hopeless, there are lights in the dark places all the time. And I have to remind myself of that. There is still life to be lived in 2020. This year is not cursed.
Be thankful for the small things. For waking up, your spouse, your friend, or for other family. There is a lot to be thankful for in a year that has been rough. No matter how you spend tomorrow, with family or not. Be thankful, care for your neighbor. This life is short, and we have to live it well. Make someones day brighter. Stay humble, stay thankful.
Stay safe and healthy over the thanksgiving holiday.