The world (as we knew it) is changing. Much of our attention has been on working together to help each other and our country move through the more painful changes. But we must also take time to acknowledge our sense of gratitude for what doesn’t change: the presence of many blessings in our lives. In my own life, I look around and am amazed at how much I have to be thankful for. I am thankful for my beloved family. I am thankful for our dedicated Kelly Group team members. I am thankful for the many people in our community with giving selfless hearts–including courageous first responders, tireless medical professionals, and compassionate non-profits. This list could go on and on. I have a feeling that you too find yourselves surrounded daily by good deeds and gracious people trying to make the best of this difficult and fluid situation. In fact, whether it is in conversations with clients, neighbors, friends, or community members, I find the same thought expressed in different ways over and over: “Count your blessings.” In these discussions, I am struck by a shifting sense of what it truly means “to be comfortable, to be present, and to be mindful”. It is this appreciative and resilient outlook that has gotten us through crises in the past and is now guiding us through this one.
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S Truman
Nothing is more important than family and community. That is why we believe “the job at hand” is to provide objective, caring, and wise guidance to our clients, thereby helping families achieve their life’s dreams and our community to prosper. At The Kelly Group, we strive to emulate the selfless nature of so many of our clients, friends, and members of our wonderous community. We feel blessed that we are in a position to serve as financial stewards for our clients and their families. And we find this terrible pandemic provides an additional blessing: a “teaching moment” that helps us all better appreciate the importance of adhering to an emotional and financial discipline, a discipline that will allow us going forward to focus even more on life’s blessings. This is what we are here for; this is why we do what we do. We ask that you visit our website, www.kellygrouponline.com or Facebook Page on a regular basis for updates and articles that may provide food for thought. If you have any questions or would just like to talk – we are here to listen—in fact we welcome your call.
Stay Safe and Healthy, and May God Bless You and Our Community.
Bryan E. Kelly, CFP®
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