Today, I am praying for the swift recovery of a fellow Realtor in my office. He went through surgery on his heart yesterday. He has been through this before, but any surgery is serious.
As I sit here this morning, getting ready for the holidays, and all that these preparations entail, gifts, cards, lights (which my family is thankfully taking charge of, so I can complete some things that have rto be done before tomorrow), food, and the string of various parties to go to, I am left with a great deal of thankful thoughts.
Our son arrived safely home from school, beaming about his first college semester. My girls were so happy to have their brother home for a while. There has been a flurry of fun activities with our girls playing their strings for the church Christmas pageant. I am humbled by ther talent, all three of them. My wife has supported me through the throes of all that has happened this year. Both the good and the bad.
In spite of this, I think of all the peopel, like my friend at the office who have to spend Christmas in a hospital bed. Old and young, rich and poor, they are there, and som ecannot receive a package, or cozy up around a fire.
I also think of those who are on the road or who must work on the holidays. In a strange economy, many have more than one job this year. I hope they can have time to spend with their families this holiday season.
I am thankful to be able to pray publicly, without fear of interference from the government. Not that I would stop, in any course. I am thankful when those in power have the wisdom to restrain their urges. I am thankful for those who preserve my freedom, and I pray daily for the safety of our soldiers around the world who don't get to spend the holidays at home. I pray for their safe return into the loving arms of their families. I am thankful for a home to live in. It is easy to snub those who are unfortunate to live "in the open."
There aren't any fancy graphics or special "wrapping" this time. I am so sorry if this disappoints those of you who might want to see a video game here. This time around, I am just thankful for this space and those who provide it. I am thankful for those of you who share the time to read what I muse over, too.
Have a wonderful holiday, and be thankful for who you were made to be. I'm thankful for you.
Lou Farris, MBA
"That Realtor Guy In Shorts"
Keller Williams Executives Realty, LLC
200 W Plaza Dr Suite 200
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129