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I’m thankful for my dog Olive and all nine pounds of her alpha qualities; as much as she drives me nuts with her protective barking at every sound as she sits near me while I work. I’m thankful for credit unions waking up to the plusses and minuses of fintech instead of blindly following along, and asking the important questions like, “Is this really what we want to become?” and “Will this help us grow our younger generations of members?” I’m thankful for stupid mistakes and the lessons we should learn from them; for instance, the four credit union employees in Idaho who dressed in blackface as the Jamaican bobsled team for Halloween. It was unbelievably stupid, and hopefully it will be a lesson that should have been learned decades ago: That there is no right in their actions – it’s all wrong.

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