2020 has been an incredibly hard year for everyone, but especially for those who have lost employment and business opportunities. The tourism and entertainment industry have been hit particularly hard, with ripple effects on related and supporting industries such as the fishing and farming communities.
As Seychelles brace for a tough year ahead, we still have so many things to be thankful for.
We are thankful for the health and safety of our family, friends and people in our community. We are thankful that up to now, our beloved country has had zero deaths related to the pandemic. We are thankful for the food on our tables, clean water, and a roof above our heads.
We are also thankful for the smaller things such as kind gestures from a stranger, a friendly support from our neighbour and a helping hand from a coworker. These are the things which make our community stronger and more resilient.
We also give thanks to the pure, natural environmental beauty surrounding Seychelles. For having the world’s most beautiful beaches, clean and freshest air, picturesque landscapes, vibrant forests and rare and endemic flora and fauna. Thanks for being one of the privileged few, lucky to have lived in Seychelles.
We are especially thankful for the sacrifices made by essential workers during the pandemic. To the small, but hardworking team at the Public Health Authorities, who have worked tirelessly and in difficult conditions to keep us safe, at their own personal risks. To the fire services for working tirelessly to save our homes and protect our landfills. To the police for keeping our roads safe and responding to emergencies. To all health and emergency responders for working day and night to save a life and to keep a nation healthy.
In the spirit of Christmas and on behalf of the Sacos team, we take this moment to wish everyone, including you and your family a Merry Christmas. May this day be filled with love and laughter.