Letters From Leton: The Challenge

You are making your family lunch. Maybe you have just tended to the animals. Perhaps you have just gotten out of church. Maybe it’s time to run down to the gas station and get a bottle of pop.

Then you learn of an attack on America. Pearl Harbor. 

You are confused. You are frightened. Then you think of your 17 year old son or nephew. Perhaps you pray.

People throughout history have faced challenges. To win and succeed they have had to sacrifice. They have had to put the better good of all ahead of their needs.

COVID-19 is this generation’s great challenge.

Yet as I make my limited runs to the gas station, drug store, I see folks gathered in front of restaurants with no masks. Not thinking of their older family members or those with health conditions who may have to “fight their own war” against COVID-19.

Making sacrifices is hard. 

This year we are sacrificing our normal Breeding and Harding Christmas gatherings (around 25 at each gathering) as we realize the greatest gift we can give to one another is life.

I hope your gift giving establishes priorities that are lasting and not fleeting like the toy that gets tossed out with the wrapping paper.

Stay safe.

– Leton

“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.