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Merry Christmas

Peter Katevatis - Dec 18, 2015
I was going to title this blog Happy Holidays but it didn’t seem right.  I was baptized Greek Orthodox, married a Roman Catholic, and we baptized both our kids Greek Orthodox.  Each year we put up a Christmas tree, spend too much on presents, and eat

I was going to title this blog Happy Holidays but it didn’t seem right.  I was baptized Greek Orthodox, married a Roman Catholic, and we baptized both our kids Greek Orthodox.  Each year we put up a Christmas tree, spend too much on presents, and eat waaaay to much to celebrate Christmas.  Merry Christmas just feels right.  If you are not Christian, I hope you celebrate the wonderful days in your faith throughout the year, whether it is Yom Kippur, Eid Al-Fitr, Diwali, Vesak, or Festivus.

 

St Georges Church

 

Canaccord Genuity has clients and operations all over the world.  We have offices in 10 countries including Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Barbados.  Rumour has it the Barbados office is a lot of fun, especially at tea time.  To be as inclusive as possible we published a cute Season’s Greetings card with photos of a few of the cities we work in.  If you would like to view the ecard, here it is.

 

The holiday season means many things to many people but it should be a time of fun and joy.  If this means spending lots of time with your family, that’s wonderful.  If this means spending as little time as possible with your family, that’s fine too.  The key is to be doing more of what you love to do, to reach your personal “happy place”.

 

I really enjoy the time with my family and hope to get some skiing in since we actually have a snow base this season.  I also want to take the time to reflect on 2015 and build a plan for 2016.  If things didn’t work out as expected last year, now is your chance to change things.  If a few things did work for you, I would recommend that you make an effort to repeat.  Good things don’t happen all by themselves, or at least very rarely.

 

The New Year is soon upon us, take the time to plan your strategy.  You may not reach your destination, but you can travel more confidently with a map.