As we do each year, we remind you to count your blessings. Further, and with a spirit of deep gratitude and thanksgiving, we would like to thank all of our clients and friends for their confidence and support over the past many years. While we remain focused on our business and our fiduciary responsibility for our clients’ financial matters, it is important to remember that these things are only a part of our lives.
Aldous Huxley wrote that, “…human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” This is understandable, and it is easy to be consumed with the “busy-ness” of life.
But at this time of year, we should all stop and recognize that we have been blessed in many ways, and we need to remember to “stop and smell the roses.” Many years ago, a good friend passed along the following quote from Charles Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts cartoon, “The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most money or the most awards. They are simply the ones who care the most.”
As you reflect during this holiday season, take some time to give thanks for the folks who care the most for you and your family, whether they be children, parents, grandchildren, grandparents, teachers, mentors or simply good friends. These are all people who are deeply worthwhile and make you feel appreciated and special. Give thanks for these and our many blessings; it is almost certain to boost your spirits.
Thank you so very much. We wish you a truly joyous and blessed holiday season this year.