Most days I feel like the luckiest man on Earth and if you have been around me much, you have probably heard me vocalize that. Of course we have our problems, but I truly feel that God has blessed me beyond what I could have ever comprehended. Here is my attempt to share a few of the things I feel so blessed and thankful for.
- A reliable and trust-worthy team to work alongside. I’ve learned that I am only as good as my team, but my team is incredibly talented.
- The opportunities to serve our clients and their families with their financial goals and, many times, in their greatest times of need. It happened again last week; we had a cherished client pass away and “Call Trevor” was part of the family’s instructions. This is incredibly humbling to hear, and I pray often that we can provide the families what they need.
- A good year in the stock market and for clients who say, “I know it is not your fault” when markets create returns none of us like. They are correct when they say this, but when you care deeply about your client’s outcomes, it is painful to see them lose money or be nervous and disappointed.
- My amazing wife Elizabeth. She is my rock and a rock-star for our family.
- Our three wild, crazy, and healthy children. Big brothers Benjamin and Jacob are learning fast that princess Annalee has a strong opinion and usually wins.
- For lots of help from trusted family and friends – It really does take a village.
- For so many dear friends, neighbors and our beloved church family. If relationships are the gold of life, I very well may be the richest man on earth.
The little things:
- For fish…the ones that you catch! Specifically, bluegill, shell-cracker, crappie, largemouth, smallmouth, trout, and redfish. J
- For youth sports...it’s ok when you score for the other team, run the wrong way, sit down on the field, pick your nose or dandelions and care more about the snacks, than if you won or lost the game.
- For diapers and plastic grocery sacks…just being real here.
- For Google Maps; couldn’t survive commutes and traffic without it. P.S. Nashville is not a good city, there are no nice people, no good schools, no restaurants, no churches, no jobs, no nice neighborhoods, etc. You do NOT want to move there. The 100+ people who are deciding to do so each day have lost their minds. Actually, I think I just heard Nashville is closed. :)
I hope you can find a few minutes this week to make a list of some of the things you are thankful for. I’ve found writing it out to be very therapeutic and a great way to improve my day. It is quite difficult to be thankful and angry or sad at the same time.
Oh yeah, as always, I hope you find this week’s Weekly Market Review both interesting and informative.
Trevor N. Coe, CFP