‘Tis that time of year again. We are all another year older and yet another new year is chasing us just around the corner. It is a good time for reflection and for forgiving – both ourselves and others. It is a time to count our blessings – for they are many more than they first seem.
Our firm is thankful that we were able to help the clients we did and regret that we have yet to help those upon whose behalf we continue to fight. We are thankful that our successes for clients have outnumbered the losses. We are thankful that we have the resources and the will to battle for the rights of those who might otherwise be eclipsed by a justice system that can be daunting and, at times, unfair.
Our firm is thankful for those clients who so often become friends and feel blessed that we have been allowed to be a part of their lives. We are thankful for the trust and confidence they have shown and continue to show in us.
Should I find myself wondering about being thankful for all the blessings I have, I think about the story of the little match girl. It is a story about a poor little who tries to sell matches on the street. No one will buy her match sticks as the evening comes on and the air grows frigid, but she is afraid to go home to her cruel stepfather. She finds a cold nook for shelter and begins lighting the matches, trying to stay warm. The girl dies, but finds a place in heaven with her beloved grandmother.
Find the blessings in your family, your friends and your loved ones. Tell them just how much you care about them and how much you treasure their being a part of your life.
To our clients, our friends and our employees, we wish the happiest of holidays and the most prosperous of New Years.
The Little Match Girl by H.C. Andersen (Short film)
The Little Match Girl (originally named “Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne”) is a short story by H.C. Andersen written in 1846. Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of…