Lyndon Thomas Insurance - November 2017

LYN’S LEDGER

Lyndon Thomas Insurance

Nov 2017

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A True Family Holiday

WHY I LOVE THANKSGIVING

T he holidays can be a joyful time, but they’re also very heavy with expectations. I suspect we too often place unreasonable expectations on ourselves to make the season perfect, and as a result, we end up with a heap of stress. Maybe that’s why I’ve always enjoyed Thanksgiving. While it may not be a perfect holiday, it at least seems relieved of the nonsense and commercialization that surrounds other major celebrations. If you ask people what Thanksgiving means to them, odds are you’ll hear the same things: family, friends, food, and gratitude. Those are certainly what I consider to be the most important themes of the day. At the Thomas house, we usually stay home for Thanksgiving, as if to gather ourselves for the month of December. We invite our family over and maybe a few folks from the church who may be alone on the day. I look forward to the turkey, but to be honest, it plays second fiddle to another protein. My wife makes a salmon bake with cilantro and sesame that has become a non-negotiable part of our Thanksgiving menu. It’s another of Kathy’s kitchen magic acts! Personally, I stay away from the cooking. However, I remember well how my grandmother taught me to set the table. I make sure the plates and silverware end up in the right places — a huge accomplishment. Ha! When I think about it, it’s a little like crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on a Medicare plan. I’m there to make sure that the details are in order, but I leave the big decisions

to the people in charge. If they need a little guidance, whether that entails a dash of pepper or a prescription drug plan, I’m happy to offer my insight. I have plenty to be thankful for this year. First, I’m thankful for the good health of my family. After my vertigo episode, I’ve realized just how fortunate we are. I’m also extremely thankful for Haley, the newest addition to our family. She and Ian have been very busy since their wedding, but I’m hoping Thanksgiving will give us a chance to catch up and have some quality time together. Haley is a great cook in her own right; maybe she has a family recipe we can add to our turkey and salmon repertoire. It is a real joy to extend my gratitude to another group of people: each of you, my clients. In the midst of the busy season of the Medicare annual enrollment period, I am grateful to be able to serve such a marvelous collection of people. It’s always humbling when each of you, who have endured and prospered throughout the years and achieved so many remarkable things throughout your lives, come to me with questions and concerns. Being able to help in whatever way I can is definitely a cause for gratitude.

I give thanks.

– Lyn Thomas

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