The Grittiest Grit

A few years ago “grit” was a popular buzzword. Angela Duckworth’s famous six minute TED talk has been viewed over 19 million times! It’s worth a listen!

When I think of grit I think of the hero of a western movie. He’s been knocked down by the bad guy and his face is in the dirt. There’s a shot of his mouth full of dirt and his eyes blaze because just when it seems like the good guy has lost, we know he’s about to spring to his feet and vanquish evil!

These are tough times, and they seem to get harder each week. So many have lost their jobs and we all feel so uncertain about the future (at times downright panicky!) At no time in world history have we ever gone through something like this. We’re at that moment when we’ve been knocked off our feet and have our head ground into the dirt. It might (probably will) get a little even worse, the bad guy (fortunately for us, just circumstance) might come over and put his boot on our heads and grind a little harder. But you know what?!

We’re going to get back up and win! I know it! So in this time, when it seems pretty grim, and your mouth is full of dirt – your teeth grinding on the grit, don’t give up. Get everything ready to spring into action! It might not be in a day, or few weeks, it might even be a few months, but the time is coming!


Here’s what’s happening in Lead:

Tonight, Thursday 4/2
4:30-5:30pm – We’re hosting a virtual Happy Hour! If you’re feeling starved for human connection outside of your household come hang out with Leigha and I for an hour! Leigha and I will be playing games, getting to know each other and just generally having some fun! We hope you can join us! Meeting ID: 546 418 330, Dial In: +1 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 546 418 330

Friday, 4/3
8-9am – Melissa Hampton from Edward Jones is having a Coffee Club webinar about all things investing! This is a crazy time and lots of people are watching the stock market through it. You can join on Friday by going to this link. Meeting password is: CoffeeClub

Other announcements:
-The Lord’s Cupboard here in Lead is looking for volunteers to help deliver boxes of food and supplies to seniors in our area. If you are able to help out please call Sharon 580-5137 for more details.
-Big Trout Deli opened on Main Street! Now that’s what we like to see in Lead, new business even in the midst of unprecedented difficulties! #LeadTough!! Marty is selling deli sandwiches and ice cream by cone or hand packed pint. You can find them on Facebook for online ordering and hours.
-Have you bought anything in town besides gas and groceries? We made a page of businesses that are still open/doing deliveries and pick-ups if you are interested: Keep your receipts and send via mail or email to us and we’ll send you some TOUGH BUCKS! We are hoping to stimulate Lead’s economy during this time so we’ve combined business in Lead with business to Chamber Members! See all the details

Please note:
-The Lead Deadwood Community Fund Chili Cook-off that was scheduled for 4/16 has been canceled with no reschedule date at this time.
-Neutrino Day which was scheduled for July 11 has been canceled for 2020. Be sure to mark your calendars for 2021 for July 10!
-The All School Reunion is looking at rescheduling for 2021, final dates to come soon.
-If you have an event that has been canceled or reschedule please keep us posted.
-The Lead City Commission meeting will be online, stay posted for more details on City of Lead Facebook page.

In parting: “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron

If there’s anything you need or any way I might be able to help please let me know!

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