This has always been one of my favorite times of the year. No matter how hard the retail industry tries, they aren’t that successful at commercializing Thanksgiving. Yes, 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.
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.
As I take time to reflect on the year and make my list of things to be thankful for, I realize the 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 & Kinsella. 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 has added to who we are today.
I am particularly glad this gratefulness list includes YOU!
- You, who are our clients, without whom, we wouldn’t be here. Even more, you enrich our days.
- You, who are our clients’ families and loved ones. We see how you care. You make it possible for us to serve some of the most vulnerable.
- You, who have been so kind to leave a review about us on our site or a review on Google.
- You, who have trusted us enough to refer others to us. Goodness, you have made a difference! It is truly a humbling honor to have someone referred to us, and
- You, who serve our clients in different ways. Nothing is more frustrating than not having a place to refer someone. 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 incorporated sharing gratitude in their meetings. It only takes a few minutes and they claimed to enjoy great benefits from the practice. So, at Hill & Kinsella 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 that 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, I will continue focusing on gratefulness long after this wonderful season is past and hope you will also.
By, April Hill