Election night... It's been a while since the idea of voting was as meaningful to me as it was this time around. As I watched the results coming in a really unsettling stat was displayed. In exit polls, only 22% of Americans expect life for the next generation of Americans to be better than life today.

I was surprised to see that. Think of it. That's 78% of us believing it's going to get worse for our children. Seriously, what would this country look like if those 78% rolled up their sleeves and shunned any thought of that? What if 78 out of every 100 of us looked around and said, "I reject the question." It's asking, "Is the sky blue?" Of course it will be better.

And that thought brings me to Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday. It's the perfect reason for a holiday. To me, it's a time to asses ourselves and be thankful for all the wonderful things in our lives. It is an uplifting and wonderful way to turn the autumn darkness into something that feels warmer, cozier. It is uniquely American. For me, it's the best Holiday.

Here's what I think. I think 100 out of 100 of us are concerned about the future. I think that's true. I think that's always been true. So what? Reminds me of the line in the Jack Reacher movie: "Are you smart? Good, then don't be scared."

Will we be better off? I reject the question. I've seen who we are, who our families are. I've seen companies do amazing things because there are people in those companies that are working at producing something better. Employees, owners, and yes, even politicians that are hard at work because they believe in what they are doing.

I've seen my employees raising families, growing in their careers, making a difference working with over 1,000 companies and schools to make them better at what they do.

So my Thanksgiving wish for everyone reading this is that you put away the fear and uncertainty and find yourself giving thanks for all you have and wonder how much better things will be.

From all of us at Quest, thank you for letting us be part of your success. Happy Thanksgiving!

"If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get."

- Frank A. Clark

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Cornucopia, horn o' plenty.

 

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