June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the second of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the third of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. This June has special meaning for America, the world, and particularly us New Yorkers, as we live through a pandemic.
Life as we know it has changed. Handshakes are gone, hopefully temporarily. Bar-b-ques as we know them are no longer. Our children are not playing in baseball, softball or lacrosse games, and we’re not gathering as we normally would in the start of beautiful weather. These changes all seem a shame, however we must look at it from a new mindset. Change is always difficult. Start with knowing that – and it makes each day easier. This is what must currently be meant to be - it is a break in the “race”. A time to recharge, re-establish family values, and family time. That can mean a lot of different things. Time to be together, time to learn together (if you’re helping kids with online learning, I give you my blessing!). A time to gather more often for meals. Maybe even cook meals together. A time to start projects around the house, or finish projects started a while ago around the house and yard.
This time is a gift, as difficult as this time is. We have been given the chance to “re-start”, again re-start can mean different things to everyone. I hope you’ll use the time to try new things, with yourself, your significant other, and your children.
It’s also a time to re-evaluate. Re-evaluate yourself, your home, your job, your health, your financial well-being, your relationships. Now you can really reflect on what’s important to you. This may have shifted significantly from last Fall, or last Spring. A new perspective is always healthy.
The team at Strategies for Wealth can help with a healthier financial life. Everything else – you’re on your own with plenty of resources surrounding you.
Please continue to pray (in whatever form your prayer takes) for those less fortunate than yourself. Stay healthy and please be kind, as we really are all in this together.
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