The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is a time when we traditionally come together with family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks for our many blessings. This year, however, many family traditions have been interrupted.
Visits to see parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins may be on hold. Charitable organizations face logistical challenges as they work to continue providing food and support to the less fortunate. Small business owners around the country are trying to maintain employees and keep the lights on. Front line workers, facing an alarming rise in Covid cases, are working longer and more stressful shifts while trying to remain healthy themselves.
It has been a long eight months, and we're all understandably exhausted. Yet, the human spirit is strong, and creativity and determination abound.
iPads are being seated at tables so we can share meals with loved ones via FaceTime or Zoom. Communities are organizing food drives and phone calls to check in with elderly and lonely neighbors. Small business owners are adapting to the new normal by reinventing their services and products. Doctors and nurses from around the country are lending a hand in communities that are harder hit. All around us, acts of compassion and love are giving us hope.
During these trying times, we want our clients and fellow planning community to know how especially grateful we are for your continued support. If we can assist you or a loved one in any way, please let us know.
Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!
- Gary and the Altman Team