by Sandy Griffis, Executive Director, Yavapai County Contractors Association
While I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, I also realize that last year was extremely tough for many Americans and our own community of families and friends. It is a dream that has possibly faded for some due to a job loss, or a death of a family member, or an illness or various other reasons.
It is time to start to dream again with a renewed sense of humility and a continued sense of purpose, and dream with a foundation of quality and not quantity, so let’s dive into 2020!
If you are like me, you look at every day of the year as an opportunity to do better than yesterday. It is hard to believe that 2020 is here already. 2019 was no less a roller-coaster experience than some of the previous years for many in our community. Our attitudes, emotions, plans and mindsets have all been affected, and stress and anxiety levels have gone up.
I would like to ask that each and every one of us continues to work together to build and construct our community with keen awareness of all that building involves. I am not referring to building as in “bricks and sticks.” I am referring to building in the sense of these words: passion, caring, talking, understanding, shaping, loving, giving, acceptance and fostering.
Building takes much thought, energy, care and ideas; however, the investment is worthwhile. A well-built community should serve the citizens for many generations, and to actively participate in building helps strengthen and deepen relationships and the community. This is a time for collaboration between our governments and citizens to construct communities where we can call home, be safe and feel secure.
Let’s all look to the future. Life brings changes and we must all develop and encourage a life of gratitude. We are all partners in our community, and our circumstances will change at some time or another. We live in one of the most generous communities on the planet, so let’s all continue to give throughout every day of 2020 and beyond.
The Yavapai County Contractors Association is extremely proud to be a part of this community and work for you. Let’s all work toward dismissing suspicion and replacing it with trust. Let’s forego a grudge. Let’s try to understand. Let’s appreciate. Let’s be kind. Let’s decry complacency. With this we will be able to build and construct a “home” we are all proud of. 2020 is a brand new beginning and with the new year on our doorstep let’s live with joy, honesty and meaning.
Along with the entire YCCA Board of Directors and our members we send you loving and heartfelt wishes for a fantastic, amazing and extraordinary new year. May the year ahead bring you deep satisfaction and happiness, and let’s all remember to dream.
Our dream is to continue to work diligently and work very hard for you, to continue to remain rock-solid and to continue to help and ensure protections and support for the communities we serve. Steering this organization is a stellar board of directors and it is a pure pleasure and joy and an honor to work to work for you, the citizens of Yavapai County.