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Wednesday Wisdom: Thanksgiving Business Blessings

November 18, 2020

Wednesday Wisdom, Business Advice for Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners, Small Businesses

Just as I received a notice from Facebook that my annual birthday fundraiser for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation raised $500 this year, I noticed more white hair sprouting on my two-year totally bald head. The previous year my friends on Facebook raised $800 on my birthday and my son’s gracious 25-year old barber friend raised $5,000 because community members showed up to get their hair cut for free and four young adult men donated six hours of their own time and wages to cut hair. When the headlines highlight what’s wrong with our country, remember it isn’t the entire story, especially as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday.

There is always two ways to look at life – through negative grey, fogged up lenses or positive clear lenses. Any day now you can choose to focus on the “dark winter” ahead as the news media spotlights potential devastation from Covid-19 or you can choose to look at the faces of scientists with bright lights shining down on potential new vaccines with hope. As cold days stretch on before us, will you choose to complain about the cold or rejoice in the snowflakes falling miraculously from the sky as if you sit in a Hallmark Christmas movie?

Yes, business sales have been sharply reduced for many women-owned companies, but at the core of the enterprises are a certain amount of loyal customers supporting you because they believe in you and you in them, or why would you still keep going on? Losing 70% of my corporate revenue since live events have been halted and members can’t pay their dues, only makes me appreciate the ones that remain and join me on Zoom calls that much more. If they want to be a part of me and my company, I will certainly remain for them and do all I can to support them.

Corny as it sounds, the heartbeat of any enterprise is the leader’s intentions to provide consistent, excellent services and products to people who desire them. As long as our hearts and our client’s hearts keeping beating and their wallets keep opening to pay for what we offer, we are fortunate and blessed with the motivation to “keep on, keeping on.”

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom, a week before you greet perhaps a smaller than normal family group or less items on your table, is to remind you to count every single blessing you have before you – the people around your table, the money collected by customers to pay for the meal, the grocers working during Covid-19 to stock shelves and the warmth of your house from a glow of love with whoever could be there to join you.

Remember there are people like me, who are thankful for you being a part of their lives in big or small ways, wishing you health, happiness, and above all else an eye for the gifts before you even if it isn’t as exciting as a few grey hairs sprouting on top a bald head as if snowflakes dropped from the sky to give a new fancy look for the holiday. Blessings are blessings – it is as simple as that – don’t let them go unnoticed.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2020 9:36 am

    Love this! We all have a choice, and my choice is always to look for the positive. Yes, it can definitely be hard at times, but it is not impossible. Thanks for the reminder and Bless You!


  2. November 19, 2020 9:43 am


    I am glad the post struck a chord with you. Being positive is so much gentler on the soul, spirit, and one’s health. Be well my friend.



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