As we approach the Holiday Season and therefore the end of the current year, Thanksgiving is the time to look back on what we are thankful for in our lives, perhaps particularly in recent times.
From a personal perspective, it is easy for me to share what I am most thankful for. As many of you know, my wife, Sylvia, had a stroke earlier in the year and thanks to the amazing people in both John Muir and Kaiser hospitals, she is steadily recovering. We can’t speak highly enough of these facilities and also of Sylvia’s continuing progress as an out-patient at Kaiser’s rehabilitation facility in Walnut Creek’s Shadelands Business Park. In fact, only a few weeks ago, her neurologist told us that her recovery was nothing short of remarkable.
During this time, I quickly realized how fortunate I was to be self-employed. I have no idea how people cope who work in regular full-time employment in such circumstances.
It is also fortunate that our daughter, Michelle, not only lives relatively close by, but also, works with me in my real estate practice. All this made it possible for me to adjust my schedule as appropriate while making sure that Sylvia had the support she needed from both of us.
So 2016 has been a very eventful year for us, and I’m sure for many of you as well. I hope not quite so traumatic for you though.
Finally, let me take this opportunity to wish you all A Very Happy Thanksgiving and an enjoyable end to the year.