As we are now deeply into the holiday season, I can reflect on the many things I am thankful for. The first would be my family, immediate and extended. My mother who is here with us for three weeks is 86, going strong, and is fiercely independent and sharp; I am thankful for the example you have always set for me, mother. I am thankful for my father who is no longer with us; Daddy you brought me up in a Real Estate world and showed us all what a satisfying and fruitful industry we have to work in. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. I am thankful for my husband of 30 years; Ron, you are amazing, wonderfully gifted renaissance man. Your Christmas lights are the pride of the neighborhood and your flowers could win blue ribbons. I am thankful for my wonderful youngest son Mark; you are so smart, talented and just plain fun to be around. Last but not least, I am thankful that I have to opportunity to work with my eldest son, Mason. You are a gift to me and I’m learning so much from you!
I am thankful to live in the community of Littleton Public Schools and Arapahoe High School. After last week’s tragedy I have watched our students and adults pull together for healing and support. I drive by the school daily and see the growing memorial. Both of my children graduated from Arapahoe. The community involvement in all areas of the school was astounding. The sense of pride from students and parents was evident in all of my experiences there; the attendance of sporting events, parent teacher conferences, volunteer opportunities, concert events and anything else going on. Both of my boys felt well prepared to move forward to college and made friends while in high school that they will have for life. I am happy they had the opportunity to grow up in a community that fosters those close relationships.
I am thankful to be part of “The Goetz Group” at Keller Williams DTC, a firm that promotes win/win core values of integrity, honesty and learning. I am thankful to be partnered with two very talented 20 something’s and marvel daily at the work they produce. I am thankful that I can learn from them and am thankful that I can pass on my experience and knowledge to help them build a business that can sustain them throughout their career. I am thankful that I get to work in such a dynamic industry that helps put people in communities that foster families, fun and work.
I am thankful to live in Colorado where the sun shines more days than San Diego. I am thankful every year for the Holiday Season which smacks us in the face and reminds us to pass on random acts of kindness and be nice to one another. I am thankful of the talents and gifts God has given me.
I am happy to wish you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!