2020 will undoubtedly go into the record books as the worst year in living memory. With any luck, it will continue to hold that record for at least another century.
In spite of the challenges and losses of this year, there are many things to be thankful for. And regardless of what type of Thanksgiving celebration you might have, this is a good time to count our blessings.
Four Things To Consider
First, the recent news about at least two highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 is cause for optimism. It’s very possible, according to the experts, that this pandemic might be reduced to a seasonal affair, much like the flu, and with protection against future infection widely available.
Second, dentistry is still alive and well, and that’s a testimonial to the resilience of hundreds of thousands of dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, and front office team members who have continued to care for patients in spite of the many challenges.
Third, there’s no question that the economy will rebound. We can mourn the tens of thousands of small businesses that will not return; but as we’ve always done, we’ll adapt and overcome. Unemployment will drop to pre-pandemic levels, and life will improve for tens of millions of people in the United States.
Finally, as always, we can be thankful for our loved ones and friends. If you’ve lost someone to the virus, please know that you have our deepest sympathy and our prayers.
We intend, and we hope that you also intend, to continue to live life fully and take advantage of all the beauty and opportunities that this world has to offer. Better and brighter days lie ahead. Stay safe, keep each other safe, and we’ll arrive at a future filled with promise.
From our SmartBox family to you and yours, have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
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