The View from Here

From Executive Director Jeff Brull, Winter 2019

It happened again. Summer was over too quickly, we’re on the downhill slide to Christmas, and before you’re ready for it, you’ll be staring at 2020. You’ll have family events, office get-togethers, kids’ programs, and other demands on your time and wallet. One thing that will not be in short supply are the appeals from many worthwhile causes — appeals in your email inbox and social media, in your actual mailbox, on television and radio, and even when you come and go from your favorite retail establishments. In the midst of all this, I’d like to ask you for something a bit different. During this hectic time of year, pause a moment to consider the people and programs that are the most important to you. Enjoy a moment of peaceful gratitude and reflection. Consider all that is truly meaningful in your life.

Now here’s the next part of what I’d ask you to do. After you’ve taken that deep breath and mental account of all that is truly wonderful in your life, make a commitment to do something to protect all of the most sacred things on that list. It may be gathering all your important documents and account lists into single, safe place. It may be to set that initial appointment with your estate planning attorney or financial advisor. It could be something as simple as a conversation with your spouse or children. Make a promise to yourself that you will do something to communicate to those in your life the things about which you are truly passionate. If that list happens to include the work of HaysMed and the HaysMed Foundation, we stand ready to help you down that road. Our greatest joy is helping folks protect the people and passions they hold most dear.

On behalf of all of us at the HaysMed Foundation, I wish you happiness, prosperity and good health in the new year.