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By State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt

It’s that time of year, the snow is falling, and families are preparing for the upcoming holiday season. This year the holidays may look very different. Families are trying to navigate how to celebrate and keep traditions with the pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s mind.   

You may not be traveling like years before; there may not be the big holiday gatherings or Christmas parties. Though this year has looked very different from what anyone has expected we still have a lot to be thankful for and look forward to. 

Here are a few things I am thankful for this year and focus on when life seems to be overwhelming and stressful.  

  1. A safe home 
  2. Food on the table 
  3. Morning walks 
  4. Time at home with family 
  5. Family movie nights 
  6. A slower pace
  7. Laughter
  8. Family mealtime
  9. Restored connections 
  10. Working with a team of people who are willing to adapt to ongoing change

It can be easy to let the worries and stress overwhelm our days, but a shift in our perspective can make all the difference. I wish you all a safe and healthy Thanksgiving! 


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