The Swartz Report: In Spite of the Highs and Lows, We’re Thankful!
This 2020 year has been filled with highs and lows but one thing we can always count on – the 4th Thursday of November will be a time to be with family as we reflect on what we are thankful for and blessings from the past year.
Although this year will be virtual for many (I don’t remember the last time I have not been with my parents and my brother’s family) this will not keep us from enjoying our time together. I do know one thing that is certain… clean up will be a lot easier than in previous years. 😊
Zoom fatigue is real, but I’m confident we will be able to host a “meeting” with the extended family, with football in the background and multiple conversations occurring simultaneously. In many respects, it will be just like being together only we have the comfort of begin able to end each evening by sleeping on our own beds!
If you’re a frequent reader of my blogs, you know I spend a little time talking about my family.
Well, our youngest turned 21 last month and it was nice to be able to celebrate with him. While I’m sure he would rather have been celebrating with friends a little closer to his age, we did manage to enjoy the day in fine fashion, sampling bourbon distilled in Springhill, KS.
This was quite a pleasant surprise and if you live in the area, I would suggest heading to Bull Creek Distillery to sample their spirits. www.bullcreekdistillery.com.
Thank you to all for continuing to support both Swartz + Associates and Indurante & Associates.
We are truly thankful for the opportunity to represent your interests. 2021 will represent my 35th year in the property tax industry and I believe we are well positioned to represent our clients for the next 35!
I am fortunate and thankful to be surrounded by family, friends, employees and clients who care about us and each other. I believe it’s the little things that make the difference, and I look forward to taking care of the little things for you as we move forward.
Recently, I was watching Good Morning America and Michael Strahan was interviewing John Legend and Christy Teigen. They have joined with McDonalds Corporation to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, creating the #HereForRMHC Challenge. This Challenge begins on 11/25 and will run through the end of the year. To participate, simply post a photo or video with #HereForRMHC from your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or TikTok account. McDonalds will give $100 in your name as part of its $100 million commitment to the Charity over the next five years.
As many of you know, and as I have expressed in previous blogs and postings, this Charity is very important to me; previously serving as a Board Chair for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and currently a member of the Advisory Board. Add to the fact my family has been spending quality time during the Pandemic watching The Voice, featuring John Legend as one of the coaches – this is clearly a “no brainer” to get behind.
So – please do the following:
- Build a house by forming a diamond with your hands
- Show the chimney by pointing your pinky finger up
- Put your heart into it by pushing your index fingers down, forming a heart shape.
- Take a picture or video and post to one of your social mediums
It’s that easy and you will have made a difference in a family’s life. I know the houses in Kansas City cannot support all the families currently in need because of the Covid related restrictions. Luckily there are hotels in Kansas City that have offered rooms to support these families in need. The Charity will pay for the hotel room to insure the families do not have to spend any of their money for accommodations. Please consider this small act of kindness during this holiday season as there is no greater gift. To learn more about RMHC, please visit rmhc.org. For full terms of the challenge, please visit McD.to/HereForRMHC.
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