As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to share a few things with you.
First, a note from our Board President, Lacey Reichwald:
"This Thanksgiving season, I have been meditating on gratitude and the idea of living a grateful life. Grateful living -- or choosing to be mindful of the abundance around us -- has a way of positively impacting our personal lives, our community, and the world. Grateful living is the act of looking around at all we have and everything we are and thinking, “This is enough. I am enough.” When we realize that we have enough and we are enough, we can turn our attention outside of ourselves and connect with others. Through these connections, powerful things can happen.
Over the past three years of working to develop a cooperative grocery store in our small Wisconsin town, I have had many moments of deep gratitude for connections with others. People I only knew by face or name have become close colleagues and trusted partners. Strangers have become friends. Bonds have been forged between businesses, people, schools, and organizations. Without connecting, cooperation would be nonexistent. And it’s only through cooperation that we can experience the power of being greater than the sum of our parts."