While driving to work this morning, I was listening to my favorite band of all time, yes; you guessed it – The Beatles. When one of their many hit songs blared through my car speakers, I couldn’t help but think that this particular song pretty much characterized my 2009. With the economic conditions we all faced last year and after personally experiencing three very close family tragedies over a five month period, it was truly “A Hard Day’s Night” or should I say A Hard Day’s Year? Thanks to the love, support and prayers from family and friends, I was pretty much able to endure the aftermath and deal with executing 3 estates. Despite the challenges our family faced in 2009, our year ended on a higher (Beatles) note (no pun intended), as my wife, Cindy, willingly and without hesitation donated her kidney to my brother, Ed, thus giving him at least another twenty years of a precious life. After being able to kick back over the holidays, and count my many blessings, 2010 has started off much better for me. With that said, The Beatle’s song that immediately came to mind for this early part of the year is “Good Day Sunshine”. After being inspired by Jill’s “Giving versus Getting” blog from last week, coupled with all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me, my blog entry this week gives me an opportunity to not only talk about the greatest band in the universe but also say “Thank You” to our valued clients for their continued business and support. In today’s difficult economy, we truly value the loyalty and confidence our clients have entrusted in us … and we pledge to do whatever we can to maintain the best possible fees and service that have satisfied them in previous years. We are looking forward to a prosperous New Year … and fully realize that the success of our Firm depends on the dedication of our Associate’s and the solid business partnerships / relationships that we have built with our clients. We want our clients to know that they are appreciated, and if there is anything we can implement to enhance our innovative service offerings and/or serve them better, we are open to their constructive guidance! Again, many thanks and best wishes for an economically sound future … So, in closing, what was your 2009 song and what will be your 2010 song?