Being Thankful this Holiday Season

How are you?

That’s not an idle question this year. I don’t ask it casually to lead this newsletter. The first of our company principles is #integrity, and my focus this year is on all of you.

Next week is Thanksgiving in the U.S., and usually it involves family, community and tradition. With public health at stake, we are all wrestling with a lot of emotions and logistical challenges, and it’s hard to open up to new or different possibilities this year.

The silver lining is the centrality of “thanks-giving” in this national holiday, and the opportunity for gratitude to be part of this year’s observance. Whether alone, in a small family gathering, or yet another video call, we can mark this point in time as a time to rest and restore. And to look around us and help those who need a safer place to be.