First and foremost, I am thankful for a loving and generous God. I have a great many things to be thankful for, but I know without Him, I would have a much shorter list.
I’m thankful for my beautiful wife, Macey. She is my other half and I would not be where I am today without her. She’s been supportive of all my ambitions and puts up with me every day. I’m certainly thankful for that, even though it costs me a “Yes, dear” every now and then.
I’m thankful for the rest of my family, all my aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandparents, but most especially my mom and two sisters. My mom is the greatest woman I’ve ever known. She’s an amazing person and role model. Because of my two sisters, I’m more patient and I learned how to be a great role model myself.
I’m thankful for my two dogs, Odin (the black lab) and Freya (the GSD). Like Bri mentioned, there’s not much like the unconditional love you receive from your dogs and the way they greet you at the door every single day. There’s not a day that goes by that one of these goofballs doesn’t make us laugh.
I’m thankful for my work family at Heritage Wealth Management. The folks here have welcomed me with open arms and brought me straight into the family. I’m also thankful to be serving our families. It is (literally) because of our families that I go to work every day, and it has always been my goal to give back to the community using the gifts and talents that God has given me.
Last, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for the most recent gift our family has received, a healthy pregnancy! We are expecting a baby girl in April and could not be more excited! I’m most excited to be becoming a father, but to also share all these things I am thankful for with her.
I am thankful for family, including our wonderful grand baby, who puts a smile on our faces every time we see him. I am also, thankful for friends, extended family including my work family. What a great group of professionals to be with daily and a wonderful company to work for. I’m grateful we had the opportunity this year to travel and visit with extended family that we haven’t been able to see for many years. We noticed on our trip that some things never change, which brought back many childhood memories. I’m thankful that none of our friends and family were affected by Hurricane Harvey, what a devesting storm, but I wish hope for those who were affected. I am thankful that this year, our family will be all together on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, you can’t go wrong with family, food and good stories.
As always, I’m grateful for a good many things. I think it’s important to have gratitude for everything we have in life. Our good fortune comes from the investment of time talent and treasure by parents, teachers, mentors, friends and coworkers. Being in a time and place where there is opportunity plays a significant role, but these are all gifts, no matter how great or small our portion is. Here are a few things that I’m especially thankful for this year:
Thank you all for being our clients, asking good questions and keeping us on our toes. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
When you ask people what they are thankful for, you usually hear the obvious answers of “our wonderful families and friends, our houses, the food we eat everyday, good health”. While I too am thankful for all of those things and will share the people I love in the pictures above, there are a ton of little things that I am thankful for. Here is a list of the little things in life that I am thankful for, because isn’t it true that it is the little things that are what make life so great?
Every year at Thanksgiving, we reflect on what we are thankful for. I try and reflect everyday on the many blessings that I am not only thankful for, but grateful for the opportunity to bless others so that they can look back and be thankful as well. I am thankful for my family, my children and my husband. Every day I try and show them how grateful I am for their loving, kind and genuine souls. They inspire me every day to not only be my best, but to always strive and reflect on all our blessings. They continue to encourage me to live life to the fullest and to not take one second for granted. I am thankful for and appreciate their love for life and their desire to make this world a better place. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
When Bri asked me to take a few minutes and share with you the things I am personally thankful for, a hundred different things raced through my mind (ex. The season the Astros are having!, living in the United States with all of the freedoms we have). As I reflected more on this though it is the people in my life. Laura and I are so fortunate to not only have our children living either with us or nearby, we also have a large extended family in the Houston area. At times it seems like we always have some family obligation to attend, although I am not sure what we would do without family so close.
Growing up the son of a Lutheran Pastor taught me so much about caring for/serving others. When I was younger my two brothers and I would be forced (ok maybe not forced) to help those less fortunate than us. The three of us were young, strong , and free! We could never understand how my father could find all of these families that needed “our” help. When we were older and driving pickup trucks, we were now not only free labor, we could also move people. I make lite of this because I am so grateful for my parents and the values they instilled in us. It is so rewarding to be able to give back and share some of the many blessings we continue to receive.
I am ever so grateful for the team and Heritage and their compassion and care for you. Finally I am so grateful for you and your commitment to Heritage. It is a pleasure to come to work every day knowing that we are helping you. I would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.