We can all think of and relive a multitude of reasons over the past year to embrace Dean’s timely #Flush2020 billboard ad as we prepare to ring in the New Year.

We also can look for silver linings before we bid farewell to 2020, some glimmers of hope and thankful reflections to provide fuel for 2021, here are some of mine:

  • Quality-time with our daughter when she studied remotely and still thrived;
  • Trading my commuting time for coffee and conversation with my soul-mate;
  • Two college graduations in our home and gainful employment that followed;
  • Quiet times meditating in the hot tub under the stars with falling snow;
  • Opportunities of escaping to enjoy the beauties of Northern Minnesota;
  • Good health for family and close friends in the midst of a global pandemic;


  • Enhancing my home office without knowing what was about to happen;
  • Visits to a dozen GT offices before knowing what was about to happen;
  • Engaging walks around the lake with colleagues, mentees, and clients;
  • Close collaboration with many incredible GT colleagues across the globe;
  • Amazing technology support from Greenberg Traurig’s IT Department;
  • Trading the previous faceless phone calls with more face-to-face video calls;


  • Bountiful, new and meaningful work in the midst of a global pandemic;
  • Opportunities to speak virtually and share insights with smart colleagues;
  • So many brand new client relationships both locally and from a distance;
  • Incredible teamwork both locally and across the entire global GT platform;
  • Fun and humor we were able to share in the midst of a global pandemic;


What are you thankful for about 2020 that gives you hope toward a better 2021?