Now with the hot summer days hard upon us, Holly, who is my good right arm, reminds me that its time in our annual planning cycle to start thinking about our Annual Ice Cream Social.
Just like the First Robin of Spring, The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, our firms Ice Cream Social has become an essential part of the rhythm of our year. This year will be our Eighth Annual. Before long, the invitations will go out to all of our clients and their friends. Beginning as a modest event, it has grown and grown through the years. Last year we had 90 guests. Were hoping for over 100 this year.
If youve followed this Blog over the past months, its usually about this point where youre asking yourself, Why does this have anything whatsoever to do with Estate Planning? Again, the answer is quite simple:
Estate Planning is more than the creation of documents that identify who gets what when you die. Its so much more. Its about family, connection, relationships, growth and change. In addition, theres so little sense of community and human contact in this cyber age that its invigorating and renewing just to see our clients, shake their hands and perhaps give them a big hug for no other reason than to celebrate the fact that weve all made it safely through another year.
And for us, the Ice Cream Social is an opportunity for us to show our gratitude to the most important people in our professional life: our clients. Beyond enabling us to make a living, our clients have given us the opportunity to help and serve them, and for someone who decided many years ago to go to law school so that he could make a difference to people, this means more than I can say.
So, enjoy your summer. Somewhere during the Dog Days, you will get your invitation, or perhaps you will be invited by one of our longtime friends.
And if youd like an invitation to an evening of fun, laughter, door prizes (we gave out Wawa gift cards last year), and all the ice cream with traditional and exotic toppings that you can eat, I know a sure fire way to get one:
Become one of our clients.