It’s been almost exactly a year since we put the final touches on our remodel….and immediately closed our doors for three months. 12 months later we are thriving, and I want to quickly give a heartfelt thank you for those of you who have supported us through “these unprecedented times”. Whether you shopped online, gifted with us, told your friends about us or even just liked a few social media posts, it made a difference. If we’ve learned one thing throughout this experience it’s the impact we can all have, no matter how big or small. (And of course, that healthcare shouldn’t be tied to employment. But that’s a different post!).
Below are a few of my covid musings.
1- Comedians are the new philosophers. I truly believe there is comedy to be found in pretty much everything. Whether it’s a Hannah Gadsby stand up special or @quentin.quarantino’s insta, the laughs that have stemmed from this global crisis have gotten us through.
2- We all need a phrase or two that keeps us aligned to our values. One of my go-tos has always been “will this matter in 5 years?”….that definitely came in handy in 2020. A lot happened that will absolutely matter in 5 years, but a lot didn’t. I added a new covid specific phrase to the arsenal too, “will I sound stupid if I catch covid doing this”. If the answer is yes, I didn’t do it. It made it super simple.
3- Some people suck. Yes, I know this isn’t profound, but it has been on fullllll display over the past year. We’ve seen minimum wage workers getting harassed by anti maskers, we’ve seen the capitol building turned into a Bass Pro Shop, we’ve seen billionaires profit while over half a million Americans died. BUT in contrast we’ve also seen some remarkably powerful acts of kindness, selflessness, and generosity. At the end of the day, some people suck, and it’s up to you if you’re one of them.