To my friends,

Hi everyone. No doubt about it– COVID continues to be one nasty rascal. State by state, we’re beginning to go back to business, albeit in a changed world. I don’t know what’s ahead. I suppose that my crystal ball is as foggy as yours. I do know that we’re going to be faced with tremendous challenges as we try to put the pieces of our respective lives back together again. A good friend of mine put it this way. We need to keep three things uppermost in our minds as we come out of our current economic conditions: first, focus only on what is within our control; second, mitigate present risks and third, don’t get blindsided by what may happen down the road. Be prepared. I said this last week and I’ll probably say it again next week. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time. Stay strong. Look for the opportunities.

Mark Holland