The Challenges and Blessings of 2020

The Challenges and Blessings of 2020

Posted by Carrie Beason on 28th Nov 2020

It's no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year. COVID-19 came in like a wildfire and brought many changes and difficulties to everyday life. While most of those changes have been minor for us, we acknowledge that the road has been harder for others. Lives have been lost, and for some, the sickness has had lingering effects. We count our many blessings that the sickness has not (yet) affected us in such a devastating way.

This year has been about adapting to and solving these new challenges. One frequent question we get is "what can I take for the coronavirus?" This is not an easy question to answer. For one, we are not health counselors and we cannot make claims that any of our products can treat, cure, or prevent any disease, including COVID-19. Secondly, the virus is new to everyone and therefore it's impossible to say "xyz" helps. Our best advice is to follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC, take care of your immune system, and as with anything, research, research, research!

Enough negativity, let's get to the good stuff. It's so easy to focus on the bad that has come from 2020, but aren't there any silver linings? Of course there are! For me personally, this has been the best year of my life- my daughter was born. Sure, things were different (no hospital visitors, masks, etc), but she supersedes all those things and is a constant reminder that even in trying times, goodness prevails. I was also able to spend more time with my husband when his job went remote. I loved the opportunity to see him more and spend time with our baby girl. For our business, we also put a greater emphasis on online communication via email and Messenger. This allowed us to answer questions even faster and sometimes outside business hours. We hope that has been helpful to our customers, and we plan to continue to use those tools and expand our online features.

So even though 2020 has been difficult, look for the good. Even roses live among thorns.