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THE SHIFTING TOUCHSTONES OF OUR LIVES
Hi, June friends. How’s it going? Is it over yet?
As I write this, I have no idea what the next few weeks will have in store for us leading up to this newsletter’s publication date. There’s so much to talk about, isn’t there? You might even be tired of talking about all the changes we’ve experienced in our lives so far. There are just too many to list in one conversation, so we talk about it with everyone: “When do we reschedule weddings and reunions?” “How do we plan for groceries now?” “How will we celebrate my daughter graduating high school?” Recently, the latter has been a topic in the DuPont household. My daughter won’t be walking among friends in her cap and gown when she graduates high school this year. I remember the day I found out her graduation ceremony was canceled: I was on a call with my wife, and I could hear her wailing in the background as I talked with my wife about the news. With many of the changes related to the COVID-19 crisis, it seems like people aren’t sure what to focus on: the good or the bad. The sacrifices of front line health care workers, grocery and delivery workers, and many other essential workers during this time cannot be understated; we’ve never been more aware of the way these people risk themselves for the safety of others. But no matter what your profession is, it’s healthy to admit it: This sucks! Like my daughter, we should accept our emotions about missing graduation, concerts, dine-in restaurants, or celebrating Father’s Day as we normally do this June. Your grievances during this time are important, too. I know the bad news, no matter how big or small it may seem, can hit us hard.
Many touchstones of our lives have changed — maybe forever. When I think about Father’s Day, many will not be hugging, shaking hands, or performing other typical greetings we’d expect while celebrating family. Also, communicating through voice alone is truly a lost art that’s being recovered in these times. We forget how much information regarding peoples’ thought processes and attitudes can come through in just their voice. The massive increase of virtual interactions has put a spotlight on that. But we’ll keep celebrating each other and getting the job done like we always have. I don’t know what June has in store, but if you’re still worried about the future, find comfort in the fact that our progress, victories, and work ethics haven’t changed. I already know COVID-19 is going to change the way we (and many other attorneys) provide services to others.
The silver lining? While the touchstones of our lives are changing, they’re still there. They will always be there.
It’s surreal meeting clients in masks and letting them sign wills on the hood of their car. Of course, we’ll change the format of those quick, safe meetings, but I never thought I’d have to do that in the first place. But, in the end, we still got the job done. My daughter, too, will graduate and that accomplishment can’t be taken away from her. We’re going to celebrate as a family in every way we can, and I’m sure bigger celebrations with her friends are bound to happen in the healthier future.
Whatever comes, we’re ready to adapt. I hope your June is happy, safe, and healthy, friends.
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