As I write this, the presidential election is not yet decided. This seems to be par for the course for 2020 -- the year of social distancing, intense politics, and big economic swings. Sometimes it seems like our whole country is collectively holding its breath.
It is times like this that building bridges takes on outsized importance -- both professionally and personally. In business and in friendships, now is not the time to retreat -- it is the time to reach out. Small acts and words of kindness can:
- Bring healing to a strained friendship
- Let your customers know they are deeply appreciated
- Keep you top-of-mind with your top clients
- Make an isolated colleague feel a little less alone
GiftHopper exists to help you do these things.
Right now, we are offering 10% OFF ALL ORDERS through November 25, 2020. We can work with any budget to do a bulk shipment to your clients, colleagues, or even family and friends. Just email us! You can also visit our site and use code 10%Holiday2020 at checkout.
This holiday season, let us help you position yourself as a bridge-builder -- both in business and in the rest of your life -- as we welcome 2021.
I love the theme of being a bridge-builder -- whether that means making win-win business connections, fostering a personal relationship, or creating opportunity for someone else. Following is the beautiful poem by that name:
The Bridge Builder
By Will Allen Dromgoole
An old man going a lone highway
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast, and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned, when safe on the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim, near,
"You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again will pass this way;
You've crossed the chasm, deep and wide-
Why build you this bridge at the evening tide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head:
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today,
A youth, whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm, that has been naught to me,
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him."