Another Year Coming to an End
The Christmas season is here. For many, it signals a time of family gatherings. Gift exchanges, office parties, parades, and holiday decorations are just a few of the signs that Christmas is almost here. For the children, the thought of Santa coming and bringing presents is highly anticipated. For those of us of the Christian faith, it is also a time of celebration and reflection of the “Reason for the Season”.
If the true meaning of Christmas is giving, then give of yourself. Expensive presents aren’t the most important thing. Enjoy the extra time to spend with family and friends. Volunteer at a homeless shelter; use your imagination to think of ways to give to others that doesn’t cost money. Giving of your time and talents is less expensive and is usually much more appreciated and cherished!
As Christmas approaches, it also signals the coming of the end of another year. Wow, what a year this has been. In Oklahoma, we saw record cold temperatures last winter. Along with those record cold temperatures came record amounts of snowfall. Most couldn’t wait for warmer weather to arrive. Spring brought the usual turbulent weather, not only in Oklahoma, but throughout the nation. There were devastating and deadly tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri as well as many other parts of the U.S., causing over a billion dollars’ worth of damage plus the loss of lives. Flooding still continues in parts of the upper Midwest. Then summer came and with it came record heat. Parts of the state recorded temperatures over 100 more than 60 days this year.
Speaking of weather, only in Oklahoma can you have in the same day earthquakes, tornados, hail storms, and flooding! Yes, it’s been quite a year. These weather patterns emphasize the need to make sure all of your insurance policies are current based on today’s costs. At RCI Insurance Group, we’re always available to review your insurance protection with you. Feel free to give us a call.
It’s been a challenging year for all of us in so many ways, but with the New Year, hope should spring eternal in all of us. We live in the greatest nation on the planet and are blessed with so many freedoms and benefits much of the world can only dream about.
Let’s make plans for 2012 to be our best year ever. THE ROAD IS UP, THE WAY IS CLEAR, AND THE SKY’S THE LIMIT.