Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022!
The meaning of the holiday season has dramatically changed for me over the years.
When I was a child, the holidays meant presents and time off from school. But now that I’m older (and hopefully wiser), the holidays are no longer a time, a season or even a celebration.
- To me, the holidays are more of a state of mind.
Instead of opening presents, the holiday season is about opening our hearts to the important people in our lives.
And now that I'm an AARP-aged adult, I’ve come to believe that the reason we spend so much money on Christmas presents is that …
- We use them as a substitute for the words of love and appreciation that are unfortunately spoken too infrequently to the important people in our lives.
I want to let you know that you are one of those important people in my life. Because without your support, I would not have the opportunity to pursue my great professional passion: searching the globe for unique investment opportunities.
- I do not take for granted your gift of time to read my musings.
That passion was inherited from my father, a simple vegetable farmer, but he worked his fields with an unwavering dedication in order to deliver the best product he could to his customers.
His produce was so perfect that generations of families would drive to our remote farm in Western Washington just to do business with my father and eat his delicious vegetables.
Unlike my father, I don’t have any dirt under my fingernails, but I share the same passionate commitment to my customers … and that is why I so truly value your interest in my work.
Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Have a wonderful Christmas.