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Thankfulness comes from a humble source. If you know Jesus Christ, it is automatic.

Thankfulness comes from a humble source. If you know Jesus Christ, it is automatic.

It’s not always easy to be thankful. Not when the car transmission just went out, the 401-k dropped 15% in one week, or when you are told there is a spot on your lung they need to take a closer look at.

I too have had occasions to forsake my Christian beliefs and not be thankful when things go wrong. But as a Christian, I have a “new” nature to remind me I am only a “Stewart” for a Savior (and God) that owns everything there is in this world, or any other beyond this world.

As we go into the holiday season, I want to reflect on a great year of business from FSI clients but also set the record straight that my position, my knowledge, and any wealth I possess of any kind is a gift from God. Getting new clients is also viewed as a gift from God and has been for many, many years. Some wonder how I stay up and master multiple financial occupations, even now as I grow older (and wiser?). Short answer. Gift from God.

Don’t forget to share your faith, your talents and a little bit of extra money if you have it on others this holiday season. Maybe someone is down and it will be YOU that helps them pick up the pieces of a shattered life, marriage, etc. — and give them encouragement. Or, maybe it will be you that fixes their car, buys the groceries they may need for a while until they get back on their feet.

That’s what this season is about. Giving, not receiving for those of us with abundant wealth or health, or talents. (whatever you feel thankful for) Personally, I am thankful for a wonderful, beautiful wife and family and long term business God has blessed over and over.

I close by asking you to review these 30 messages of thankfulness:

M.D. Anderson