Tis the season of gratitude. Thanksgiving is perhaps one of the most underappreciated holidays, but most needed. Given the year we have endured it may be difficult to be naturally thankful. This year may require us to purposefully and intentionally seek to be grateful.
There are so many things beyond our individual control – the virus, the vaccine, politics, the media and the stock market to name a few. These will continue with us, and soon we will be inundated with consumerism with all the Black Friday sales starting even earlier this pandemic year. With all that is going on, it may be easy to miss out on the spirit of gratitude this year.
Despite all those distractions, we are in control over what we do with our time, thoughts and energy. Do we take time this year to identify how we have been blessed, share a kind word and serve another – despite our individual trials? That is in our individual control.
Choosing to See the Good
The truth is we can think of a lot of things that have occurred that cause investors and “experts” alike to scratch our heads. Surprises and uncertainty are just about the only certainty in the financial markets.
There are people who are thankful for the smallest things – you probably know a few. They are like magnets. We want to be around them because they exude love and joy. And then there are those who are impossible to please, those we can’t wait to get away from. We can each choose who we want to be this holiday season.
We are grateful for you. Thank you for your trust and confidence in us. Thank you for the privilege to know and work with you. Thank you for taking our advice, even when it goes against what may feel right. Thank you for being a patient investor, we know it’s not always easy, especially this year. And thank you for choosing us as your partners on this journey.
By Marcus E. Ortega, ChFC, RFC | Investment Advisor Representative | CEO of Mosaic Financial Associates & Orthopaedist Advisory Group | Securities and advisory services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, a broker/dealer and a Registered Investment Advisor. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity.
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