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Happy Thanksgiving: Here’s What We’re Grateful For


By Eric Chetwood, CFP®

If there’s ever a time when we need to stop and take stock of all that we have to be grateful for, it’s now. When we said goodbye to 2020, we started the new year with hope and crossed our fingers for a turnaround. But even though 2021 has brought its own set of challenges, both globally and personally, we still have so much to give thanks for. 

Blessings Beyond Measure

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with cancer this year. As my wife and I have navigated that entire unexpected experience—from chemotherapy to recovery to re-envisioning the future—we have a new lease on life, so to speak. When you face trials, you often walk out with a new perspective on what’s really important and on what you want to spend your life investing in. We have been reminded that every day is a gift, and what each of us do with that gift is a choice, whether we know it or not. We can choose each day to be proactive and intentional or allow inertia to determine how we live our lives. Time is precious. Spend it wisely.

A Strong Community

For us, one of the biggest blessings this year was how our community surrounded us in our time of need. We didn’t worry about the little things because our family and friends took care of that for us. We knew our kids were being taken care of and being loved on. We had people from every area of our life—including our incredible client family—praying for us, sending cards, texting, and calling us. We are unspeakably thankful for this support and are even more motivated to build our community and invest in long-term relationships.

The Opportunity to Give Back

Generosity is something I am passionate about. We have so much, and it is such a joy to give to others, to help when someone is struggling, and to give out of our abundance, even if it doesn’t feel like abundance sometimes! Here are my thoughts on the topic and some ways for you to build generosity into your life as we get ready to finish out 2021 and enter a new year. 

Serving You!

For us, one of the most important parts of our lives is joining you on your journey and serving you as you pursue your goals. It is truly our joy to celebrate with you when you reach a milestone and support you when life gets shaky. As we reflect on all we’re grateful for this year, we want to make sure to thank you, our clients, for choosing Adams Chetwood Wealth Management to guide you in your financial life. We look forward to investing in you and your family in the future!  

We hope that your Thanksgiving leaves you refreshed and ready to look forward with hope. Through it all, we are here for you and your family, just a phone call away. Reach out to us at audra.grice@adamschetwood.com or (919) 287-5660 with your questions, concerns, or just to touch base before the end of the year. We are thankful for you! 

About Eric

Eric Chetwood is managing partner and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional at Adams Chetwood Wealth Management Group, a faith-based Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm located in Durham, North Carolina. Eric graduated from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has been on the Adams Chetwood team for over 15 years. Eric spends his days helping clients with comprehensive financial planning and portfolio construction and helping them navigate the opportunities and challenges of each stage of life. Away from the office, Eric enjoys effecting change in the local community. He was chosen to participate in the 2007 Leadership Durham program and the 2009 Leadership Triangle program. Currently, Eric serves as a directional Elder at the Summit Church. He also serves on the board of directors for the NC Study Center at UNC-CH and previously served on the board of Samaritan Health Center, an organization that provides medical care to uninsured and low-income families in Durham. He and his wife, Allison, have two sons, and are passionate about adoption advocacy as well as leveraging their gifts and resources to alleviate physical and spiritual poverty through microfinance and social businesses. To learn more about Eric, connect with him on LinkedIn.