This has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Weather is cooling off, even here in Florida, and the humidity is dropping. In Tampa Bay we made it through another summer and almost past another hurricane season. Students are settled back in school and snowbirds are beginning to return. (Yes, the traffic will get heavier, but that’s a small price to pay.) Best of all, it’s Thanksgiving season.
No matter how had the retail industry tries, they aren’t that successful at commercializing Thanksgiving. True, a lot of extra food is sold and Black Friday is now squeezed to the night before, but overall the holiday hasn’t been destroyed. It’s still Thanksgiving.
As I take time to reflect on the year and make my list of things to be thankful for, I realize that my list is long. It includes each of my family and friends, my home, that I have a roof over my head, and my health. I am particularly grateful for my profession as a lawyer in elder law.
I’m grateful for everyone here at Hill Law Group. Not only do they work hard to make sure our clients are well served, they make me look good! I am also grateful for those who’ve worked with us and moved on. Each of them has contributed to who we are today.
I am particularly glad that this list of gratitude includes you!
You, our clients, without whom we wouldn’t be here. Even more, you enrich our days.
You, our clients’ families and loved ones, who make it possible for us to serve some of the most vulnerable people in our society. We see how you care.
You, our referrals, who have trusted us enough to refer others to our firm. Goodness, you have made a difference! It is truly a humbling honor to have someone referred to us.
You, our colleagues in other specialties and industries, who serve our clients in different ways. Nothing is more frustrating than not having a place to refer someone who needs help. You make a difference for us. We are so grateful you are out there and we are able to confidently share your names.
This past year I learned about businesses that share gratitude during their meetings. It only takes a few minutes and they claimed to enjoy great benefits from the practice. So, at Hill Law Group we took it to the next level. We jumped on the wagon and now share our grateful thoughts in our meetings. Already, I believe we’re all just a little bit happier and maybe even a little more effective. I would most certainly recommend this practice for any business or individual.
As my thankfulness list gets longer, my stresses fade and worries weaken. Life feels better and I am more able to focus on the task at hand. So, I’ve determined that I will continue focusing on gratefulness long after this wonderful season is over. I hope you will do the same!