A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE 11/25/14

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving from AIE!

Benjamin Wills

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. 

I want to thank the AIE team for another year of stepping up to the plate and making IT happen. Also, I want to thank those on my team for the turkey cooking tips as well! I am thankful for the clients and partners who are doing honest business with us.

God blesses in so many ways.

I encourage everyone not to get caught up in other holidays before enjoying the simple act of getting together for a glorious supper with those you love and those that love you.

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Jeremy Wills

Oh, what a year can bring.

This year AIE cleared the five year mark. I’ve had more colleagues and friends congratulate me on “making it.” The irony is, this year, more than any of the previous four, was the most difficult…or so it seems from a number of perspectives. Along the way, we’ve grown our staff, partnerships and the number of clients we serve by a significant margin. And, as I reflect on this growth, there is so much to be thankful for, in spite of the challenges. So, in the words of William Arthur Ward, feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. 

With that in mind…

The source of all blessings are from my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for whom I am eternally grateful.

I am grateful for all of our employees. Each of them continues to amaze me in various ways—with their efforts, their knowledge, their ingenuity, their problem solving, their patience and their perseverance, and their faithfulness in serving our clients.

I am thankful for all of our partners who put their trust in us and proved it by bringing their clients to us. 

I am grateful for my business partner, who in spite of my failures, shows mercy and patience towards me.

I am thankful for my wife who puts up with a tired, confused, excited, scared, grumpy, myopically-focused, scatter-brained husband. She tirelessly and faithfully serves me and my family and is truly a Proverbs 31 woman in every respect. 

There are so many other things I am grateful for—the beautiful summer we had in Chicago, our new office we moved into this year, my health, my three beautiful little girls who I have a crush on every time I see them, my parents who remain some of life’s biggest cheerleaders, my Baylor Bears, a great chiropractor, the opportunity to coach one of my favorite volleyball teams ever, and my men’s bible-study group.

Medical research is now catching up with mother nature. There is a physical connection with being thankful and improving your health. I already am starting to feel better. 

How about you? What are you thankful for as you reflect on this Thanksgiving season?