The great spaghetti western featuring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach was called, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.
Over the years, that movie title has been a saying used by many for comparisons and examples– in business, sports and life in general.
During the current times, we may tend to focus more on our thoughts of the Bad and the Ugly and not enough on the Good. Maybe that is your mindset during these trying times.
Perhaps right now you are thinking about the Bad of not being able to be with all of your family this Christmas. Why not think about the Good? – The fact that you have family you long to be with, recognizing that many folks become melancholy and sad during normal holidays as they have no family to celebrate with at all.
Maybe you are troubled by the Ugly in society, frustrated by politicians who seem to want to fight and lack respect for one another and working for the greater good. How about thinking of the Good? – We still live in a Country that has, at its core, the value of individuality and freedom.
And what about the Good?
The Good of the herculean efforts of our medical community to care for others when they are physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted.
The Good of a COVID-19 vaccine that was developed in record time by folks from all over the world. The married Turkish scientists working in Germany, Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, who were at the forefront of Pfizer’s vaccine that is now being used in America. Diseases know no border, and thank goodness scientists working on cures do not either.
This year’s holidays will be different, but they can be different in a good way – making us all realize that the true value of the season lies beyond packages with bows, ribbons and wrapping paper.
A lesson we should carry for years yet to come and continue to remember during future Holidays.
“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.