Did you make a resolution to be healthier this year? To manage your money better? To learn more or to expand your horizons? Naysayers would suggest that resolutions are a waste of time, that within a month or two we’ll have lost track, and that all of this effort on resolutions is simply a distraction that won’t help us get ahead. But we like to take the opposite tack. Because we are continually looking at ways to get better, and to help our clients be better as well, we have to have hope that all our hard work is worthwhile. We had a great holiday season to finish up 2007. Steve’s dad, Bob, turned 75 just before the changing of the year, and the whole Willson clan came together for a wonderful family party. Brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews travelled from around the globe to share this special milestone. It was a happy time, and also a time for reflection. Cards and letters arrived from friends and family far and near, telling the story of a year—in some cases fabulously successful, marvellously healthy, or meeting milestones in learning or education. Some of our circle has not been so fortunate in 2007. Through all of this, we’ve come to realize that being healthier is being wealthier. Most of us have taken on a personal health challenge that we plan to address in the New Year (some individually, and others as a collective). We’re thinking about how better health is the key to better performance, clearer decision-making, more stamina at work, and more positive relationships with friends and family. Perhaps that means that we’re already a little healthier, wealthier, and wiser than we were in 2007! Whatever your resolutions are for 2008, we wish you all continued success.
Megann & Steve