Reminder of Life’s Wonder | Highlands Chamber of Commerce
“Even in…well, especially in…this challenging time, we need to remind ourselves of Life’s wonder,” a seasonal reminder from the Highlands Chamber of Commerce.
Kaye McHan, Highlands Chamber CEO/President shares that philosophy, offering a host of reminders of the Plateau’s many gifts:
“We are grateful for living in a pristine national forest. Covid altered our habits and, in doing so, created a positive impact on the environment.
“When a need arises, our neighbors rise to meet it with everything from charitable offerings, errand-running, dog-walking, or simply an exchange of kind words.
“Respect may be struggling in other towns, but in Highlands, people still revere and practice it.
“Our first responders, essential workers, and teachers put their lives on the line every day and deserve extra stars in their bag full of thanks.
“Quarantine has nudged us into learning new skills, rekindling old friendships, enjoying board games, catching up on our reading, expanding our minds, upgrading our social media skills, and merely talking, or using the time to self-examine or home-in on a new craft.
“What about that book we always wanted to write, the victory garden we wanted to plant, that yoga program we’ve been intending to incorporate into our morning rituals, and that culling of collections we’ve been meaning to do since forever?
“Kaye concludes, “It comes down to this: At the heart of gratitude is making the most of what we have in a time of crisis.”
“A grateful heart lifts us through every minute, hour, and day. Highlands’s glass is always at least half-full. . .sometimes with water from a crystal spring, sometimes wine from a favorite vineyard, sometimes nectar from a garden bouquet, but always sips tapped from elation and elevation.
“The Highlands Chamber of Commerce puts Highlands, its residents, and business-owners at the top of their gratitude list. It is their privilege to serve you. A toast with that aforementioned glass, to you and yours this season of gratitude.”
To learn more about the Chamber’s activities visit highlandschamber.org.