“Little things are big.”

“Little things are big.”

Yogi Berra


This year Thanksgiving, like so many other experiences in 2020, will be different.

Across our state people are coping with layoffs and months of economic hardship. Our first responders and essential workers are working 24/7 to meet the challenges of the latest wave of this pandemic. Many of us, out of respect for the health of our families and others, will be foregoing travel and indoor celebrations.

In the face of all these challenges, we still have much to be thankful for—starting with, as Yogi said, the “little things.” A smile. Friendships. An unexpected kindness given to or received from a stranger. The day-to-day warmth and kindnesses that can help smooth the bumps.

In this time of thanks, let us pause and feel gratitude. Then let us stop in that moment and do something for someone else. A phone call. A thank you. A donation. A grin or a wave.

I am wishing you and yours a safe and restful Thanksgiving.