Embrace the Spirit of This Holiday Season

By Tom Sponsel, CPA/ABV, CFF
Managing Partner

Given all the noise — vaccines, supply chain disruptions and political upheaval — you may not hear the holiday bells ringing at the moment. Don’t let the holidays sneak up on you. Tune out the negativity and plan to embrace the positive spirit of the season. 

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the time of year to focus on what’s really important and the things for which you should be grateful. Who are your rocks of support during shaky times like these? Set time aside to spend with them. The holiday season is all about fellowship. But those gatherings around the fireplace don’t happen automatically. You must deliberately plan visits with friends and family. Don’t wait until the last minute.

If you can’t get together in person, schedule a Zoom meeting or a Facetime call! With all of this cutting edge communication technology at our fingertips, we no longer have excuses for avoiding social situations. You wouldn’t want to be a Grinch, would you?

Trust us when we say that time with loved ones will be good for your emotional wellbeing in this chaotic climate. It will undoubtedly be a welcome distraction from the discouraging news cycle, giving you a fresh, strong focus for 2022. Although it feels like all the distractions are slowing us down, we need to keep pushing forward. Perseverance is the victor!

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus for the rest of us, be sure to live in the moment and cherish it. The pandemic restrictions have made us realize what we take for granted. If that includes the holidays for you, now is the time to start embracing them again.

Many of us are concerned about the division highlighted in the media. But most of us in our everyday lives experience the unity that brings us together. Make a difference in someone’s life — maybe just a smile, a friendly greeting or a word of encouragement to a person struggling in some manner … the Spirit of the Season!

If we can assist you further with your personal and business affairs, please contact Tom Sponsel at (317) 608-6691 or email tsponsel@sponselcpagroup.com.