Some time ago, at an industry event, I participated as one of three advisor panelists in a Q&A session. When asked which television news sources I follow, I replied, "I don't watch television." Nervous laughter rippled across the audience, and I vividly remember the perplexed expression on his face as the panelist to my right turned and said with a smile, "Now I know why you're happy all the time." I just smiled politely and thought to myself, "No, but given the opportunity, I'll tell you about the source of my joy," which brings me to the purpose of this letter.
You have probably heard me say, "Every day is a good day; each is a gift." It is a heart-felt conviction. May I explain?
As a professing Christian, I try to engage in all endeavors, business or personal, public or private, according to biblical principles. I believe that each day, even the air I breathe, is provided as a gift by an all-powerful, all-knowing God, Creator of the heavens and earth. From this perspective, I can confidently say, even if my day is challenging, filled with troubles, or even grief, that today is a gift, and the day is intrinsically good, simply because God made it. So, my happiness and joy spring from my Christian faith.
The Christian Bible makes many claims about Jesus, one of which is Jesus is Immanuel, which means “God with us.” As we celebrate Jesus' birth this Christmas, I encourage you to consider these things. If you want to know more about my convictions, ask. I'm always happy to share.
Ken Askew, CFP®, CKA®, CIC
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