Merry Christmas From The Baumgartner Law Firm

Written by greg on December 24, 2012

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, family, neighbors, clients and colleagues the best in this holiday season. Sometimes it is important for all of us to give thanks and to reflect on the precious gifts that God gave us and that we don’t find under a tree.

With 2012 almost behind us I look forward to a happy healthy and prosperous 2013 for all.

Several years ago, I went to a ranch in Wyoming for a little over 3 weeks and during that time had very little contact with the outside world. No cell phones, no computers, no TV or newspapers and it was a very special and reflective time for me. The first thing I did when I got back to Houston was to cancel my newspaper subscription and reduce my media consumption.

The surprising discovery for me was that by being “unwired” I was much more able to focus on what was really important in life. 2012 found me back in the rut, consumed by the media circus and 24/7 constant contact though the Internet, just like I was before I went to the Wyoming retreat. As a New Year’s resolution I’m going to work hard to limit time spent as a media and wired consumer and more time on the important things in life.

As an old Chinese philosopher said, “a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step”. That is a good starting point for reflection for everyone moving into the New Year, in that we don’t have to achieve our goals overnight but it is important to be started moving in the right direction.

I urge everyone to give serious consideration to how much of the media they consume on a daily basis as the “crisis reporting” on everyday basis seems to impact one’s quality of life and focus on the important things.

Merry Christmas to all, and may 2013 be a special year for you and your family.

Greg Baumgartner

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