Herrman & Herrman November 2018

November 2018

www.herrmanandherrman.com • 844.567.6399 1201 3rd St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 • 4121 N 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504

Giving Back and Making a Difference

For many people, Thanksgiving is a great time to recharge and appreciate the good things in life. These days, it can feel like you can’t catch your breath or sit back and relax without having to worry about some thing or another. No matter where you turn, there is something .

you help people who genuinely need it, but you help set a positive example that others can follow.

What’s the best way to give back? The first step is to find an organization you want to be involved with. You can find nonprofits and charities through online searches, local churches, city hall, or asking around. Then, it’s just a matter of reaching out, giving them a call or visit, and asking how you can lend a hand.

Even as we try to live our lives to the best of our ability, it remains important to take a moment to give thanks. As you gather for dinner, whether it’s

Thanksgiving dinner, a Sunday meal, or just a moment you have free, take some time to look around the room at the people you care about most. Share your appreciation with them and what you’re thankful for. Expressing gratitude

Volunteering, for instance, is a great way to get a sense of what’s going on locally.

Through volunteering, you can have a closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of your community. Then, you can work to eliminate those weaknesses and

not only feels great; it makes everyone else feel great, too! Let them know how much they matter. If they’re not in the room, give them a call or write them a letter. Not only does this simple gesture strengthen your bond with them, but it’s one of those conversations that keeps families close. Thanksgiving is also a great time to give back to the community. While it’s always important to donate your time or money whenever you can — and we’re big proponents of giving back to the community here at Herrman & Herrman — the holidays highlight just how essential it is. There are many organizations and nonprofits throughout the state that are always looking for an extra hand or donations, from Habitat for Humanity to the Coastal Bend Food Bank.

further strengthen the strengths.

Giving back through volunteering comes with other benefits as well. It’s not just a great way to have a positive impact on your community. Volunteering can have a positive impact on your health, too. Some research even suggests that people who give back are all-around happier than those who don’t. It can elevate your mood, reduce stress, and help you develop deeper social connections — all contributing to a healthier heart and mind.

From all of us at Herrman & Herrman, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and find a little time to give back.

When you give back to the community, whether through volunteering or donating, you leave a lasting impact. Not only do

–Gregory Herrman

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