THNKSGIVING.  We are almost at the end of 2017, and I would swear that it just started a couple of months ago.  Where did it go?  I know all this year end lamenting and reflecting is usually reserved for New Years Eve, but this year was pretty good in many respects so maybe the time to reflect and give thanks is now — THANKSGIVING.  Seems appropriate.  The idea of giving some thanks at Thanksgiving.  Not just for good business, but for most everything.  It has been a pretty good year for our little firm, doing wills, estate planning, real estate closings, loan closings, and whatnot in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Okatie, Sun City Hilton, but a good business year is just one piece of the picture.  We’ve been blessed in so many ways.  Good business isn’t just doing good business – that’s only half the equation.  The other half is having good customers (sorry as an old business guy I still call “clients” customers) to do good business with.  And we surely have been blessed with some incredible and awesome customers – repeat buyers and sellers, new arrivals making the Low Country their home for life, and my favorite – young couples buying a first home – pretty awesome stuff.   We have much to be thankful for.  Debbie and I work together running the Fraser Law Firm, LLC which is fun, but the new twist is that we merged our real estate practice with the Going Law Firm, LLC and get to work with Rob Going, Susan Olmstead, Cami Jo Gort and Kathy Palumbo most everyday.  What a fun and capable group, and the best thing is our capacity for transactional work is now huge, and their capacity for doing more estate planning and construction law with our help is now huge also.  I think that is called a Win Win.  So business is good and the future looks bright.  Maybe even “sunglasses” bright.  Just is case I’ll keep my Costa’s on a short leash.  So this week we are offering thanks for a good business year, and thanks for the good things happening in our family life.  We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving day and offer our sincerest hopes for continued blessings.