Messages of thanks are showing up all over social media, store ads and other places this week. While we have so much to be thankful for throughout the year, Thanksgiving Day offers us a chance to truly show gratitude and grace.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reminded over and over how grateful I am to serve southwest Minnesota. I am inspired daily by the people who are making great things happen, even when facing challenges. During a time when negative headlines and economic problems seem to be everywhere, I am absolutely refusing to see anything but the positive things happening around us.
I realize that many in our rural communities have great needs and very real challenges. But this makes me even more determined to keep moving forward, capitalizing on opportunities to help meet those needs. And, it makes me so thankful for the many blessings in my life.
Our region needs all of us as leaders to share a message of hope. I believe whole-heartedly that our region is poised to do even greater things in the future because of the people leading the way. I hope you’ll take on my attitude of optimism!
Let’s all celebrate gratitude, grace and hope for southwest Minnesota’s future together this week.