June 4, 2020 Your Source for Brentwood News

Brentwood Beat: Let’s Give Thanks

By Jeff Hall

At this time of year, we are supposed to give thanks.

But let’s not think of giving thanks as something we are “supposed” to do.

Let’s think of it as something we GET to do.

We live in Brentwood. Others live in places like Syria or Venezuela or Hong Kong.

So right away, we need to count our blessings.

In the coming month, pay attention to those who provide services you depend on – and that you might take for granted.

How about our gardeners, house cleaners, construction workers and other domestic servants who make our daily lives better?

Thank them. Give them a tip if you can afford it.

Let’s be thankful for the Brentwood Community Council. Important work takes place there.

How about our police and fire department personnel? We salute you.

Same with our teachers and librarians. And our religious leaders. And our doctors, nurses and dentists.

Same with the mail delivery person and the FedEx and UPS driver. Let’s not forget Uber and Lyft.

On Saturday, November 30 we get to enjoy “Shop Small” day.

The idea is to get people to shop in the smaller – but closer to home – stores and restaurants.

In the course of an average month, we all go to grocery stores, repair shops, dry cleaners, gas stations, pharmacies, beauty salons, restaurants and more.

Those who work in our local businesses greet us with a smile. Let’s return the gesture. Some of these terrific people we’ve known for years.

Appreciate those who volunteer to serve on the Brentwood Community Council, on our homeowner associations, and other volunteer committees.

There is a lot of drudgery in all this, and we benefit from their many hours of sitting through committee meetings.

Make a list of all those things for which you are thankful. Take your time. The list is likely quite long.

Mark from Brentwood Mailbox Center has been a steady provider of basic services for decades. People stop me in the street and say they think I’m Mark. He gets the same treatment in reverse.

Don’t forget members of your family. And your pets.

There is a wonderful line from an old Beatles song, “And, in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

Think to yourself: Who is thankful for YOUR friendship, love, time and involvement?

Now let’s take it to the next level. TELL people you appreciate them.

We can all set off a bit of a ripple effect. Those we tell we appreciate can go on to pay it forward.

Happy holidays, all. And THANK YOU for reading the Brentwood News!

Related Posts

LAPD Warns of Overflow Looting for From Hollywood Protests

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

LAPD: no National Guard unless Brentwood is targeted By Sam Catanzaro As peaceful protests and civil unrest continue following the...

Riots and looting of local stores in Santa Monica and neighboring areas: Brentwood Beat – June, 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Riots and looting of local stores in Santa...

Peaceful protests calling for justice: Brentwood Beat – June, 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Peaceful protests calling for justice. All this and...

Brentwood Businesses Prepare for Looters

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

By Sam Catanzaro Following damage in Santa Monica, Brentwood business owners are preparing for potential looters by boarding up their...

Protestors Go Onto 405 Freeway

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

George Floyd protests continue on the Westside By Sam Catanzaro The 405 Freeway was briefly blocked off by demonstrators protesting...

Brentwood Now Included in Los Angeles Curfew

May 30, 2020

May 30, 2020

Protests against the police killing of George Floyd continue By Sam Catanzaro A City of Los Angeles curfew has been...

Congrats to All 2020 Grads from the Brentwood News!

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Some students (and their parents) have told me of uplifting graduation ceremonies, conducted via Zoom. The Class of 2020 will...

Elon Musk selling four more properties? Brentwood Beat – May, 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Elon Musk selling four more properties. * Businesses...

Video: Expanding Outdoor Dining?

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Local restaurants may soon be able to expand operations into parking lots and the sidewalk. Learn more in this video...

County Reports Highest COVID-19 Count as Brentwood Cases Remain Steady

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

By Sam Catanzaro The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reported the highest number of new COVID-19...

Vehicle break ins on the rise: Brentwood Beat – May, 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Vehicle break ins on the rise. * Hiker...

LAFD Put out Brentwood-Area Brush Fire

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

Over 60 LAFD crews put out a brush fire that broke out in the hills above Brentwood Sunday night. According...

Los Angeles National Cemetery Cancels Memorial Day Flag Service

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Social distancing rules force cancellation of annual event By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles National Cemetery will not hold a Memorial...

$39 Million dollar property now available in Brentwood: Brentwood Beat – May, 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Car crash on Sunset Blvd still under investigation.*...

Brentwood-Adjacent Nursing Home Sees Multiple COVID-19 Cases

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Brentwood Healthcare Center has 10 COVID-19 cases, according to county By Sam Catanzaro A nursing home near the Brentwood border...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *