Reinventing Thanksgiving: celebrate tradition with a twist
“Gratitude helps us to see what’s there, instead of what isn’t.”
There’s always something to be thankful for. Despite the COVID-19 rates still rising alarmingly, I plan to keep the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving, only this year it will be differently. How? In the best and safest way I know — virtually. Thinking about it, this updated celebration may just be my favorite yet. Here’s why…
No travelling thousands of miles to be with people I only see once a year — and find out that once a year is too often.
No need for Spanx as I get to wear my fat pants all Thanksgiving Day. They’re very comfortable, especially the ones with the elastic waist bands — just perfect for the oh-so-decadent dishes and desserts.
I do not have to watch football games. I’m not a fan but it’s a great way to avoid family conversations, so I watch it on Thanksgiving.
I do not have to chat with Republican relatives who think that sharing Thanksgiving dinner is too socialist.
I get to avoid the Arctic freeze as I will be celebrating the holiday in sunny California, not in the Midwest where most of my family and relatives are.
I do not have to post my food for dinner — because we’re all having the same thing, Turkey and Pumpkin or Pecan Pie.
And Black Friday is now virtual too — so people don’t have to trample each other for sales just one day after being thankful for what they already have.
The goal is to keep yourself, your loved ones and the community COVID-free. So be creative and celebrate with a twist to the traditional way of doing things to keep yourself, your loved ones and the community as safe and protected as possible.
In the same manner, our traditional way of doing business needs to be reinvented too. As we face unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities, the key is to adapt to all the changes. Be ready to pivot your business in order to be relevant, survive and ultimately thrive.
“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” — Chinese proverb
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!