Learning Flexibility

Posted: 11/23/2020

For many families, Thanksgiving is a time of traditions. No matter what your tradition has been, it’s most certainly going to look different in 2020. 

When I was young, our most common Thanksgiving tradition was going to my aunt and uncle’s house. They lived about 30 minutes from us so we were able to travel there after morning chores and be back in time for the evening milking. Many years it went according to plan and we were able to spend time with family. There were years that things did not go according to plan: chores ran late because equipment broke down or the tractor didn’t start or a cow needing assistance giving birth. Growing up on the farm with livestock taught us to be flexible with our plans. 

Like it or not, I believe that flexibility is something many have been forced to learn during the pandemic. People have stayed home, and rescheduled things, only to reschedule them again.

As you adjust your plans this holiday season, take a time to reflect on the things in your life you are grateful for in spite of having to change plans. 

Heidi Zwinger


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