Intentional Gratitude

Tis the season of gratitude. Thanksgiving is perhaps one of the most underappreciated holidays yet perhaps the most needed. You may recall I sent out a similar message back in 2020.

We have once again endured a year wrought with challenges – increased inflation, volatile financial markets, yet another divisive election, and a significant geopolitical conflict. Couple that with a media that is solely focused on negativity and catastrophism, and it is not hard to see how our thoughts, feelings and personal contentment can be adversely affected.

With all of this going on, it may be easy to miss out on the spirit of gratitude this year. While we may not be able to control all the circumstances we face, we are in control over what we do with our time, thoughts, and energy. We can choose to take time this year to identify how we have been blessed, share a kind word, and help someone who may need it.

Choosing to See the Good

With every decision, every life event, it is our choice to see the good in it. Even bad outcomes and decisions can be positives if we learn from them and grow.

Some people are thankful for the smallest things – you probably know a few. It feels good to be around them because they exude joy and positivity. And then, there are those who are difficult to please and tend to drain your energy when you are around them. We can each choose who we want to be this holiday season.

Thank You

I am grateful for you. Thank you for your trust and confidence in me. Thank you for the privilege to know and work with you. Thank you for taking my advice. Thank you for being a patient investor... I know it’s not always easy, especially in a year such as this. And lastly, thank you for choosing me as your partner on this journey.  

Happy Thanksgiving!