Commentary & Expression of Gratitude

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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
– G.K. Chesterton

I wake up nearly every morning feeling grateful. During the pandemic this feeling of gratitude has been growing stronger. This week I felt like writing a different type of commentary expressing my gratitude.

Summer is approaching and we have so much to be grateful for – especially now.

We have all made it through a very challenging year and a half. We had a dark winter, and enough uncertainty to last a lifetime. We have weathered hopefully the worst of a historic pandemic, and now anticipate life returning to normal.

Myself and our team are vaccinated! We are starting to welcome clients back into our office again, and also starting to meet with clients in their homes and at restaurants once again. Life is gradually returning to normal.

During this very stressful period, we have weathered market volatility, economic turmoil, even political instability. We have had to social distance and meet over Zoom. We have had to worry about every cough and headache, wondering if this was it, if this was the virus.

But through all of this, most of the clients and friends I spoke with never expressed a word of complaint. You never panicked or overreacted. You took our calls, answered our emails, and followed the plan we created together. And as many times as we reached out to check on you, you likewise reached to check on us. For every “How are you?” we asked, we received a “Never mind me, how are you?” in response.

For this I am grateful!

I just felt it is important to share this gratitude with you. I hope that it brightens your day!

“Gratitude is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
– Voltaire

As always, thank you for your business, your trust, and your friendship. On behalf of our entire team, I am grateful. Enjoy the rest of spring as summer approaches.

Dennis P. Barba, Jr.

President & Managing Partner

Important Disclosures: Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network did not assist in the preparation of this report, and its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. The material has been prepared or is distributed solely for information purposes and is not a solicitation or an offer to buy any security or instrument or to participate in any trading strategy. Additional information is available upon request. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is not a tax or legal advisor. Be sure to consult with your own tax and legal advisors before taking any action that may have tax or legal consequences. CAR-0621-00688

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