In this season of thankfulness, we are reminded of the material blessings we enjoy such as food, shelter, and financial resources, as we seek to share those resources with others in need. I would like to take a moment to reflect on the intangible blessings of friendship, supportive networks and community. As a business owner, this is my favorite time of year as I reflect on all those people who make a difference in my life – from colleagues, to clients, to the people who support my efforts with their own businesses. Working in this community gives me a fresh perspective on the impact relationships on both my professional and personal life.
In the past couple of months I have gained a new appreciation for people who make life better for all of us, just by being who they are. Lee Bell and Kara Wennlund are two great examples of folks who make a difference in the life of our community through their tremendous efforts of being the friendly, caring and enthusiastic face of our business community. Through their efforts and the support of people like our Citizen of the Year, Barbara Sparks McGlinchy, and countless others in our community, our corner of the world becomes a better place to live. I am grateful for the wonderful network of caring and committed people I’ve come to know through my involvement with the Chamber and other organizations in Temple Terrace.
So as we enter into this Thanksgiving season, I invite you to find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in your life.
“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward
Sheron Alves Bass
Bass Law Group