Midnight Musings from our CEO
History Assures Us This Too Will End
It is Easter Monday and no matter how you might normally celebrate this holiday weekend, whatever your beliefs, rituals or plans most of us have had to find alternatives to long-standing traditions.
Travel is at a standstill, we are not visiting family or friends, gatherings whether in a formal church setting or simply to hunt for those elusive Easter eggs have been paused for this moment in time.
In many ways, however, this is what Easter historically represents. Each one of us is sacrificing our own freedoms, giving up things we love and staying close to home in an effort to protect ourselves and importantly the lives of those around us. These past few weeks and certainly during this holiday weekend we are altering how we experience important moments and activities, large and small so that we all might enjoy them again in the future.
It seems an impossible task at times, more than anyone can handle and we are all struggling under the weight of the burden; be it financial, mental, emotional or all of these. But history, assures us that this too will end and soon there will be better days. A concept that is not so easy to believe when you are in the thick of the battle.
From myself, our team at TOTA, and our entire Board of Directors, we wish you health and safety in the days and weeks to come. It is going to be a long road to recovery but there will be much to celebrate when we see the results of our collective efforts.
Take care of yourself and those around you and thank you from all of us for staying home, we look forward to welcoming visitors and guests back to our region and our businesses just as soon as it is possible.
Glenn Mandziuk, TOTA President & CEO