To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
- Albert Schweitzer
The year of 2020. What can we all say? Who could have envisioned a Pandemic that would paralyze an entire country? Certainly not me, yet here we are. This will be a different holiday season for sure, but we are a resilient group of people living in the best country on earth, and we will survive.
If you chose to spend time with your family or friends on Thanksgiving Day to share a good meal and perhaps some football, remember that there are a lot of people who are not as fortunate. I would encourage you, too, to take safety protocols seriously and prevent a further spread of this horrific disease.
We have troops in all parts of the world who wish they were home with their families. There are a lot of moms and dads, and brothers and sisters, and children missing their mom or dad who are serving so that we can enjoy the freedom of living in the United States.
Crime and emergencies donít take holidays either, so while your biggest stress of the day may be whether the turkey is too dry, out on the streets are police officers on patrol, firefighters responding to calls, and paramedics and medical personnel standing by in case we need them. Hospitals donít close.
If you know someone in the medical field, let them know America is thankful for them. Covid-19 has strained those who dedicated their lives to helping others. They are tired, they are stressed, and they are working long hours, and have all year. Please let them know how much we appreciate each and every one of them.
If you are enjoying your Thanksgiving, think of those I mentioned and those I forgot to mention. Take a minute to look around and count your blessings, I bet they are more abundant than you realize. Call a friend you have been meaning to call. Take a minute and check on an elderly neighbor. Donate to a worthy cause. Mend a rift you had with a family member, friend, or co-worker. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
2020 has taught us that life is precious and you must seize every opportunity to love those around you. Make sure that if you lose a loved one today, you would have no regrets.
I am thankful for our listeners, you are the reason the Car Pro Show exists. I want to thank our radio station affiliates for believing in what we do and airing the show. I would like to thank the entire staff of the Car Pro Show. There are many behind the scenes whom you donít know exist, but they do a great job.
I am thankful, too, for our Dealer affiliates who strive to make what I say on the air a reality for our listeners. Our dealers have had a trying year, also. Many were closed for a period of time, some lost employees to Covid-19, and they work tirelessly every single day to make sure their facilities are safe for their customers and employees.
This year, more than any other year in the past, I have tried to give you an escape to what is going on around us, even if it is just for five hours each week.
Please remember, donít drink and drive, and donít text and drive.
- Jerry The Car Pro
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