“I’ve noticed that during times of great challenge, people often respond with great acts of beauty and kindness. And during these present times, it continues to inspire me and make me feel proud that the people in this community are graced with an abundance of goodwill that they continue to extend to others.
Many are using the tools that they have in the arenas in which they are skilled to help their community. Take a look at our introductory article in the Carolina Forest section which highlights the many ways that people and groups are coming together, without being together in person.
This edition, we’ve highlighted some businesses that are finding new ways to interact with clients. Whether it’s shifting to communicate via Zoom or by phone, like BB& T (p.22), or by providing cleaning crews and hand sanitizer, like CertaPro Painters (p.14), people are thoughtfully finding ways to continue doing what they do, and what is so needed now: offer their own unique products and services.
Business transactions have evolved into a partnership in protecting everyone’s health. We’re evolving into a new type of community— one that’s united to keep everyone afloat— both financially as well as physically.
As part of that effort, we want to remind you that your patronage of local businesses is vital to the success of our community. We hope you can support as many as you are able. If you were intending on an addition to your house, a paint job, or that new roof, now is a great time to do it. Just as important is to keep yourself well, physically, as well as mentally. Disconnect from your day and get outside to soak up some natural Vitamin D. Basking in what nature gives— fresh air, fresh fruit, fresh grass—reconnects us with the joy of being alive.
Remember the simple things in life that are the source of your joy— your love for yourself, friends, family, furry family, and connections to people. These are the blessings we have on a daily basis. Remember to count them.
– Megan Parker, Creative Director