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Keeping Up with Karen: 7.15.20

With another Fourth of July in the rearview mirror, “freedom” looks a bit different for all of us this year: freedom to wear a mask, freedom to stand six feet apart, freedom to socially distance … just to name a few. And while these new “norms” are anything but normal, the freedoms we have far outweigh the inconveniences. As the fireworks were bursting in air over the St. Louis skyline, I reflected on all I am thankful for and may have taken for granted before now. The ability to explore our beautiful city, read a great book, have extended time with family and friends, and truly stop and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

If you’re like me, these last few months have been filled with as many laughs as tears. While none of us know what the future truly holds, we still have so many things to be thankful for and probably won’t take them for granted again anytime soon. First and foremost, our health. So as we move forward with life’s new rules, my hope is that you also find the blessings. Whether you are reading this issue in your backyard or lucky enough to be at the beach, I ran across this quote that says it all: “Focus on an ocean of positives, not a puddle of negatives.”