Monday, December 20, 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho! Three Cheers of Gratitude!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Three Cheers of Gratitude!

Wow I cannot believe how quickly Christmas rolled around this year. It sure seems to me like last Christmas was just yesterday, although my daughter thinks the complete opposite - and I’m guessing that’s probably true for your kids, too. Anyhow, as we take some time to look back over this past year and glance ahead to the coming year, I’d like to ask you to take a few minutes to ponder the one word I believe sometimes gets lost as we slog through our busy lives.

That word is GRATITUDE.

Without a doubt, 2010 has been an especially challenging year for many in this country. Far more than usual number of people are without employment, as the economy tiptoes out of the recent recession. And lots of folks with jobs are under pressure to stretch their paychecks far enough. Many have been forced to forego the pleasures they have come to enjoy. In such an environment, it is very easy to lose sight of the fact that there is always someone else (many people, for that matter) who would consider it heaven just to have somewhere warm to sleep at night, breathe fresh air on their own, wake up pain-free in the morning, take a warm shower, put clean clothes on their back, have breakfast, and most importantly, have the health and strength to do all of these things.

If you have the luxury of reading these words, you almost certain realize that you are enormously blessed, do you? In that case, I just successfully made my point regarding gratitude. As we go through this holiday season, please take some time to carefully consider the gifts with which you have been blessed, rather than focusing your energies on what you do not have.

From all of us here at Laser Financial Group, have yourself a wonderful Christmas and a safe holiday season!


  1. Merry Christmas to all of you too! From Karen P

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