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Thank America for That

By November 13, 2018 No Comments

The holiday season is nearly upon us once again.  Since August, I have traveled to Colorado, Hawaii, Georgia (multiple times), Illinois, Canada (Toronto), and eastern North Carolina.  I am always in observation mode when I travel.  I observe people in the community and try to strike up conversation with locals and simply get a feel for how everyone is doing.  Although there is reported anger in this country, mostly over politics, I have never experienced this when traveling.

Most people are polite.  I see doors being held open, passengers helping others with stowing luggage in overhead bins, customers and food service employees saying thank you with a smile, and people willing to assist others when asked.  I watch 80,000 fans all rooting for the same team.  I witness union workers on strike in Waikiki, peacefully protesting as people go about their business.  I observe all walks of life everywhere I go.  I feel energy and a sense of purpose and happiness from most.  I do not see anger, rudeness, or intolerance.  Quite frankly, I see nothing our media reports.  I simply see America going about its business.

For that, I am thankful this holiday season to live in a time in which we’ve never been safer, healthier, and more prosperous.  I thank America for that.  At Sumus, we are thankful for our God, our country, and our people.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim Baker

Jim Baker

Sumus was founded by Jim Baker, an entrepreneur with 27 years’ experience bootstrapping and growing his business organically and through acquisition, to share his experience by providing advisory services around Board representation, Organization and Branding Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Value enhancement and Exit strategy.