There have been roughly half a bazillion articles posted across the internet over the last few days about New Year’s resolutions, goals for 2012, accomplishments in 2011, blah blah blah. I’ve never been a big fan of making resolutions. It seems if you want to resolve to do something, you should just do it. Why wait for some arbitrary point on the calendar?
All that being said, the dawning of the new year is a pretty good time to reflect on the past, and consider the future. This year I think I’ll eschew the traditional and go more down the Thanksgiving road. Hence the title of this post.
I owe a lot of people my gratitude…
My Wife Francy
I don’t have the vocabulary or writing skills to express everything my wife means to me. Suffice it to say that without her, I would be lost. She is an amazing business partner, a wonderful mother and wife, and my best friend.
My son James and my daughter Lauren are two of the brightest, most delightful individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I’m terribly proud of both of them, and am honored to be their father and friend.
Mostly as the result of my father’s career in the U.S. Army, my immediate family is spread across the country. From upstate New York to southern Middle Tennessee to Seattle to Colorado to Arizona and all points in between, all of my family means a great deal to me. I wish we all lived closer. Like in a commune or something, so we could see each other every day. OK, maybe not in a commune, but I do wish we lived closer…
Too many to list individually, you all know who you are (at least I hope you do). You’re the ones I’d take a bullet for, and I suspect you would do the same for me. See “My Family” above. You are my extended family, and I wish we coud spend more time together as well.
Social media has allowed us to connect with people we would probably never connect with otherwise. Some of my “acquaintances” that I’ve never had the pleasure to meet face-to-face really are true friends now. The planet has become very small the last few years. One does not have to be a bullet-taking friend with someone to share, learn and laugh with them.
Let’s face it, without all of our amazing clients we wouldn’t be here. Or we’d at least be homeless and hungry. For entrusting us with your real estate needs, you have our undying gratitude. You make our world go round…
Francy and I feel remarkably blessed to work with such an amazing group of talented professionals — and world-class human beings. Every one of you has added tremendously to our business, and our lives. Now, if you’d only get your paperwork in on time… 😉
Yes you. The one reading this article. You may well fall into one or more of the categories listed above, but you are also a Phoenix Real Estate Guy reader. And I appreciate that, more than you probably realize. Thank You.
Carpe Diem and all that..
A new year is upon us. Who knows what joy, sadness, and challenges it will present. I wish all of you a happy, prosperous and safe new year. It will ultimately be what we make of it. I plan to make it the best year yet. Thanks to all of you, I believe that will happen.
Assuming of course, the Mayans got it wrong…
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