The Holiday Season brings with it happy thoughts and memories of family gatherings, holiday parties, and children opening gifts while parents sip hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.
As many of you know, this has been an especially difficult and tragic year for my family. However, despite the adversity and grief that every family unfortunately experiences, it’s important that we all can smile and recognize the blessings and happy times we’ve had in our lives.
Do you have a story or experience that is especially unique or uplifting? Do you have especially powerful or dynamic plans and hopes for a better 2019? I would love for you to share them with me! And if you allow me to use your name and share your story with my readers, the winner with the best story will receive a $50.00 AMEX Gift Card.
Season’s Greetings! Our Winning Story!
The winning story for this Holiday Season I found to be exceptional. There’s a special place in my heart for veterans and first responders. And this story particularly tugged at my heartstrings.
Francine and her family were flying to Ohio to spend Christmas with her family. Boarding her flight from JFK to Columbus, Ohio, she noticed a large number of men and women in military garb. Some friendly passengers initiated conversations and discovered these service members were on leave and returning home for the holidays. While boarding, many of these military personnel were thanked for their service; the flight crew even made an announcement honoring these Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who were traveling with them that day.
After arriving in Columbus and disembarking, the entire flight was greeted by a VFW Color Guard on one wall, Christmas Carolers on the other, and the families of these service members at the end of the hall. There wasn’t a dry eye in the entire terminal.
Congratulations Francine Tretola for being the winner of this month’s $50.00 AMEX Gift Card! And to all of our service members, active duty and veterans, Thank You for your service. And a Special Happy Holidays to each and every one of you.
Warren Goldberg is President of Mortgage Wealth Advisors, a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist®, and a published author. His interviews include Blog-Talk Radio, Newsday, The Daily News, Anton Press, and the Long Island Herald. Since 1992, he’s been sharing his financial knowledge and wealth-building strategies, including how to properly use your mortgage as a financial tool. His clients regularly express their trust and appreciation by recommending friends and family call when in need of mortgage, real estate, and financial guidance.