Let’s Come Together and Celebrate 2022!

Philosopher Immanuel Kant once said, “The nice thing about living in a small town is that if you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does.”  My teenage self would probably tell you that this is certainly true, but far less than ideal.  But, as I’ve aged, I’ve come to realize the heart of this statement.  People in small towns look out for one another.  We have each other’s backs.  Our struggles and successes are shared.

In the best of times, this spirit might bring your neighbor over to your yard with a shovel when she sees you tackling your landscaping work.  In challenging times, like those we’ve faced these last couple of years, our neighbors’ support can make all the difference, from supporting local businesses, to providing a meal or donation to those most impacted by the pandemic.

As I look back on our team’s success over this past year, I owe so much to this community, our customers, my family, and our wonderful staff.  Our shared resilience has so much to do with where we live.  Our blue-collar roots are the common thread among all of us.  While most of us have moved on from the oil fields and refineries, our work ethic is ingrained in us, and I’d challenge anyone to find a harder working group of folks anywhere in the world.

When I look forward to 2022, perhaps more than ever, I’m inspired to give back to this community that has given us so much.  I feel as if we’ve weathered a storm together, and we’re all stronger for it.  The absence of social and physical gatherings has certainly made the heart grow fonder.  May we all emerge from these past couple of years a little kinder, more appreciative of the little things, and more aware than ever of our need to support one another. 

Thank you all so much for allowing our team to do the work we love for the people we love.  This year let’s give.  Volunteer.  Celebrate.  And, most of all, look out for one another.

Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.

Written by Blog Contributor: Holly Lynn Gibbons