Still Reeling About Haiti

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He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

– Miguel De Cervantes

Hi,

Well the house was filled with a bunch of 11 and 12 year old girls all trying to solve a murder mystery last Friday night for our oldest daughter’s 12th birthday.  Thankfully, my job was to entertain our younger two girls, so we spent some quality time at McDonald’s and Target before heading home to watch “Hotel For Dogs” in the bedroom. Except for the “Mystery of the Missing Car Keys,” which thankfully was solved today (finally!), a good time was had by all.  Now we are looking forward to my next daughter’s 8th birthday next week.  Thankfully no party – just some quality family time!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been deeply affected by what happened in Haiti. It’s shocking, painful and the worst part of it all is how uncertain that nation’s future will remain to be for some time.

How have you been processing that event? I think that part of what often makes us all numb to these disasters is that “daily life” must go on. So there’s a natural disconnect. Here I am watching images of severe devastation–there I am grabbing a latte with a double shot of espresso.

If you have located an effective place to send donations–the big organizations spend so much money on “overhead”, that I find it difficult to believe I’d get the most “bang for my buck”– I’d be interested in hearing about it.

Just a short note this week, but we’ll come back next week with more Personal Strategy Notes.

To your family’s wealth, health, and happiness!

Aaron Miller

Miller Law Firm, PLLC
Your Life is Our Life’s Work
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Plano, Texas 75074
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