This quote from John F. Kennedy is the essence of Thanksgiving to me. Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends come together, eat great food and share stories about times and events they are grateful for. In our home, most years, Thanksgiving is about cooking together, eating at no particular time and watching lots of football. I often say it’s my favorite holiday because, “no church, no presents and no schedule.” (Sorry about that church part, mom.)

So Thanksgiving 2020 will be different without large family gatherings, but one thing is the same. As President Kenndy said, it’s time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. 

For us at Hailey Sault, especially during this time, we are so grateful to have each other. Being apart, and working remotely, has made us more of a family than ever. The work hasn’t suffered nor have our relationships.

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This year, we are most grateful for our clients, all of you beautiful people working in health care marketing. You log on every day and continue to work keeping people safe. You’ve been answering emails and text messages at all hours of the day and night, producing communications about safety protocols and assuring patients that you are ready to meet their health care needs. It is also your responsibility to lift up your co-workers, the front line workers who are working long hours to keep us all safe. And for most of you for the first time in your career, you are doing it alone. Working from home, isolated from your co-workers, away from those who help shore you up when times get tough.

 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We are grateful for your energy, creativity and passion. We send warm thoughts and good wishes and sincere hope for a vaccine very soon.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Saultperstars. Thank you for making a difference in our lives.

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