There have been few times in this country’s history when we’ve been as divided as we are now. Despite our deep divisions, we think everyone can agree on one thing: 2020 has been a year. We’re looking forward to things getting back to normal, whenever that is and whatever that means. Between a global pandemic, civil unrest, and the ensuing economic hardship, everyone we talk with is just tired. On the eve of Thanksgiving 2020, we’d like to take the conversation in a different direction.
Thanksgiving & An Attitude of Gratitude
What’s an attitude of gratitude? It’s simple – find the positives in any situation, no matter how bad that situation might be. This isn’t always an easy thing to do – in fact, in the face of great hardship, it can be a very difficult thing to do. Still, it’s valuable, and it’s the literal essence of Thanksgiving.
This is not to say that we haven’t experienced our share of hardship here at our suit shop in Philadelphia, and also in our New York City business. Being shut down for three months is a painful endeavor for any business, and it was painful for us too. Still, we’re fortunate to have survived in a climate where many businesses simply haven’t. We’re immensely thankful for our clients, who stuck with us and continue to support our ongoing success.
We’re also grateful for our health. Even after we re-opened following Philadelphia’s shutdown, no one on our staff and none of our clients have fallen ill. This continues to be the case even in the face of newly rising cases. We attribute this to diligent adherence to CDC guidelines around sanitizing and cleaning procedures.
Our business model also plays a large role in keeping ourselves and our clients healthy – the Henry A. Davidsen experience is entirely personalized, and one aspect of this is privacy. Traditional retailers open their doors to the public, which of course increases risk. Our locked door and appointment-based system automatically minimizes foot traffic. This has kept us, our clients, and all our families healthy.
Lastly, we are grateful for the news of an upcoming vaccine. We know it won’t mean things go back to normal overnight, but it’s nice to finally have some light at the end of this tunnel we’ve all been stuck in.
Gratitude & Image
From an image perspective, having an attitude of gratitude projects positivity, resilience, and strength. Whether you’re a business leader, a parent, a pillar of your community, or just a person trying to get by in the world, these traits will serve you and those around you well.
For leaders in particular, radiating these qualities can have profound effects on attracting people to you and heeding the messages you send. If you haven’t read it yet, we encourage you to check out our review of the book Messengers and then pick up your own copy, as it’s germane to this discussion.
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Keeping an attitude of gratitude is a challenge under circumstances like a global pandemic and a roller coaster economy. Still, it’s important to do so.
We’d love to hear what you’re grateful for in these trying times. Reach out to us anytime at 215-310-0219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to catch up. Until then, have the happiest Thanksgiving you can, and may we all stay safe and healthy in the coming months.