Part of our Thanksgiving tradition is to list the many things we’re thankful for each year. Some years are easier than others, and some years are particularly difficult. This year, despite the headlines full of investment fraud scams and the lingering financial troubles of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, we think there is plenty for which we can be thankful, including:
• Family and friends;• Health;• Coworkers who are truly passionate about doing well for others;• Colleagues who acknowledge and appreciate our expertise; and• The opportunity to use our work to stand up for the victimized and enrich the lives of others.
There are even a few things that may not seem like gifts at first, but a second glance can show what treasures they really are, like the “burden” of monitoring and/or managing a loved one’s financials, because it means our parent(s), grandparent(s), or other elder(s) is/are still around.