I’m grateful to people who’ve reached out and shown me kindness recently

Thank you to Emily-Jane Shurey, Carolyn Breeze and the GoCardless team for the Stay at Home gift basket, complete with coffee, chocolate, audiobooks and tracky dacks.

Thank you to my neighbour who dropped chocolate off in my letterbox, and other unknown neighbours who are brightening the pavements.

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s issued a statement ‘COVID-19 is the greatest test that we have faced together since the formation of the United Nations’. He added that globally coordinated action is needed to tackle the virus, concluding that ‘with the right actions, the Covid-19 pandemic can mark the beginning of a new type of global and societal cooperation.’

Our accounting profession has come together to help our business community. People have stepped up generously help many through this turbulent time; I think demonstrating this new type of global and societal cooperation.

Stand Outs

Supportive community groups: Small Business Accountants & Advisers Brain Trust, Australia, facilitated by Susan Millivic and Chris Wheatley,

Answering questions: Cassandra Scott and Steven Drinkwater,

Creating amazeball tax stimulus spreadsheets and support hubs:  Andrew Erkins, Jason Andrews & Lance Reuban,

Product offerings, webinars and even Training and Yoga sessions with BGL and a giant dog.

Someone said to me this week all the rules went out the door when this started. No. Gratitude and manners are always in fashion.

If someone has supported you during this turbulent time, can I kindly suggest you take some time to really thank them?

  • Snail mail them a handwritten thank you note.
  • Leave them a LinkedIn recommendation or a 5 star Google rating.
  • Send them a book from your bookshelf you think they’d like.
  • Buy their book or videos.
  • Buy them a gift from an eCommerce client (Helps two businesses!!)
  • Send flowers or wine or coffee beans or toys for their kids.

Thank you to my besties for checking in on me, dropping off gin hand sanitizer, organising kitchen discos – like this ->