Posted by Valley Financial Group & Billy Wolfe Jr.
It’s hard to believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! It’s the time of year we get to see the whole family gathered together for America's favorite meal, whether that sounds good to you or not. Most of us just want to eat, spend some time with our loved ones that we might not have seen in a while and maybe watch a little football. But every year serves as a reminder of just how crazy family can be. Every single person at the table is a unique, irreplaceable and usually hilarious part of the family. There will be the one that everyone knows is going to bring up politics at an incredibly inappropriate time. The uncle that's convinced he would be NBA MVP if it wasn't for that knee. The cousin who only has the same 3 jokes he's hoping everyone forgot he told last year. There is the mother and father-in-law, too many great aunts and uncles to remember, and regardless of if you're nine, thirty-nine or sixty-nine, there will be one person who will reminisce about changing your diaper. The list goes on and on for every family, but no one will ever remember a normal dinner without the laughs and the stories, no matter how delicious the turkey.
Thanksgiving is a time not only to share a meal with our family and hopefully watch the Cowboys lose; it is a time to be thankful for the amazing family which we have been given. It’s a time to be thankful for our Mother and Father, and all the sacrifices they've made for us, to be thankful for our grandparents, who love and spoil us more than we'll ever deserve, and to be thankful for our aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, who each bring their own individual gifts that help to make every family perfect. We love them not in spite of their quirks and craziness, but because of them. Family is the most important thing in life, no matter who you are or what you do. So be thankful for your family this Thanksgiving, but we won't blame you for not minding the next year of waiting.
The dinner table at Thanksgiving is a lot like a good portfolio. There are usually several different personalities that help to make the day more memorable. In a similar way a successful portfolio usually has several unique asset classes (personalities, if you will), helping you to reach your goals, which we hope can lead you to creating more memories with your family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving from Valley Financial Group!