I have an awful lot to be thankful for. I always thank God each and every night for the gifts and blessings He has given me. And I truly am grateful for the life I’ve been able to lead. It’s at Christmas time each year that I always look back at the year, and recount all that I am happy to have lived through. This year is no different.
I hope and pray that 2016 allows us as a country to get our heads screwed on straight and to get somebody elected to the White House that is a true leader, not just someone playing president between rounds of golf. I hope our elected officials in congress come together to solve our nation’s problems… or at the very least, call me and ask me what they should do. You know I’m very happy to help out and solve the problems for them. I’ll even let them take the credit!
I’m very happy that I’ve been able to move to the Desert and live my new life. It was a terrific decision, and this year, I’m joined by my wife who’s finally going to retire, IF she actually wants it…it depends on the day. First she wants to retire in September, then it’s December, then it’s in April, then it’s not at all. That’s ok. I went through the same thing. The worst thing anybody can do facing retirement is get into it without anything to do. I’m just glad there are millions of things to do out here from chasing coyotes to killing diamondback rattlesnakes. Just kidding. We can’t chase coyotes…they’re too fast.
I do want to thank a lot of folks for making this a great year. The people I serve on the Board of Directors with are wonderful people all. We don’t always agree, but that’s what life is all about. They are good people and have their heads and their hearts in the right place. I want to thank the management staff that works for the corporation. What truly dedicated professionals they are! I want to thank my family for giving me all they have throughout life. And I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy day and being one of over 16,000 folks to have stopped by and read this stuff from time to time. I’ve made some really good friends that I’ve never met in person, but would like to someday. And a lot of folks that are just plain weird. I won’t differentiate. I thank God for all of you!
To all of you, I wish a very Merry Christmas. May it be filled with Holiness, Health, Wealth, and Happiness. May your new year be one that you can look back on and smile come next December. And may your lives be filled with joy and gladness. Merry Christmas!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!