Code of the West
"The Code of the West was a gentleman's agreement to certain rules of conduct. It was never written into the statutes, but it was respected everywhere on the range." -- R. F. Adams
We wish you success in all that you do and who you are.
From your trusted advisors proactively working for you,
Kathy, Brad, Derrick, Gary, Kristi and others
Be in Health
May you take the time for yourself to address any health challenges, to eat right including lots of fruits and vegetables, to get some exercise, and to prepare for life's unexpected events.
We are also hoping that you can enjoy the moments of this holiday season for yourself and with those who matter most to you. May you be and stay in health.
Happy Thanksgiving from Katherine Nixon and Team
Celebrating what is good in our lives gives us both time to enjoy the fruits of our labors and also time to refresh and focus on the important challenges ahead.
Our American Thanksgiving essentially continues the age-old celebration of the harvest feast. They were celebrations of good fortune, gratitude and relief.
Right now, the nation and perhaps you are enduring a historic time in your life. We understand. However, there is still much for which to give thanks given the time to notice. Previously, we have come through tough times and solved problems - and today, once again, we are given the opportunity to celebrate, reflect, and refresh.
From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you great food, fun fellowship, and safe travels,
Kathy, Gary, Brad, Derrick, Kristi, Kenny, and Brian
Historically: Early colonial life was marked by hardship. In 1621, the Massachusetts colonists had endured persistent hunger, and the local Native American community had been decimated by introduced diseases. But the fall of 1621 brought peace, and farming techniques learned from the Native Americans had improved the lives of the colonists. A day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed by Governor William Bradford, to be shared by colonists and Native Americans. So Thanksgiving was a day of reflection and appreciation.
Thanksgiving didn't become an "official" holiday in America until about 250 years later. Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a Thanksgiving Day holiday in 1863, when the country was going through one of its roughest times.
Our office will begin the Thanksgiving holidays today. We will re-open on Monday. If you need immediate assistance, please call Kathy on her cell at 936-870-8256.
Giving Thanks for Our Caretakers
Katherine Nixon Gives Thanks for Our Caretakers
Planning is an Investment... The Reward is Priceless
Longevity Planning the Investment... Preserving a Loved Ones' Health the Reward
Do you have friend or family member who is a caretaker for a loved one who needs long-term care services?
During the next few weeks, would you consider
- taking a moment to honor the caretaker who has put aside their own career and personal life to provide care for a family member? Then,
- taking an additional moment to reflect on what will happen to those you love if you ever need care over a period of years.
We have worked with far too many clients who have asked for our help only after they were faced with the prospect of needing long-term care. Although each person's situation was unique, they shared two things in common:
- First, all were successful financially and
- Second, everyone who developed dementia or a chronic illness was absolutely convinced - beyond any doubt - that it would never happen to him or her.
Unfortunately, these individuals never realized that providing care would quickly become all-consuming to those they loved; that in effect, providing care to them would also make those they loved sick. As well, no one understood that there were financial consequences: paying for care placed their families in a precarious financial condition.
The only way to prevent this happening to your family is to create a plan, the goal of which is to keep you safe at home, while preserving the emotional, physical and financial well-being of those you love.
We want to extend an offer to meet with you to discuss, not the risk of needing care, but rather how severe the consequences providing care would have on those you love if you ever did. We can share some ideas about putting together a plan that mitigates those consequences.
Ags Helping Ags
Thank you Houston A&M's Reveille Club for a wonderful breakfast events each Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. at Cafe Express in Uptown Park. What a great chance for fellow Ags to spend time together building relationships, reconnecting with our university, and learning about the great outreach opportunities to impact current and former students. Whoop!
Well done TAMU Women Student Leaders
It is amazing what motivated students will do with guidance from experienced leaders in the community. It was an honor to be a part of TAMU Women's Leadership Conference on Saturday in College Station. The entire day was inspirational not only for the students. An artist summed it up well. It is all about the A.R.T. - Ambition, Risk, Tenacity.
Exploring the Possibilities
Thank you Houston Aggie Women for a warm reception and your delight in discussing the possibilities in your lives. It was fun to share how you might achieve them. Whoop!