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Marking Holidays

December 22, 2023

It’s a hustle-bustle out there! When the world is in such flux, many of us are wondering how to pursue our usual financial month-end duties, our forecasts for next quarter, and our holiday menu-planning.

A Here-and-now Breath

If there were easy answers here, people a lot smarter than us would have already found them. Whatever holiday events you attend, wherever you travel, however you mark these days as an individual, company, or family, you’re likely to be balancing meaning and mourning, celebration and agitation, side salads and central values. And you aren’t alone.

In the flurry of activity, we invite you to be aware of the radical gift of simple human connection, of the here-and-now breath. Sometimes that’s enough. Beyond that, join the nearly 60% of U.S. individuals who donate to charity (maybe replacing your office Secret Santa tradition; GuideStar is a great resource to research a cause), scale back your holiday fête to support a food bank, pass along proceeds from an auction, build or make use of a corporate matching program (like 65% of Fortune 500s), allow volunteer time off for your employees. These aren’t just moral choices; they’re good for business too.

In all endeavors large and small, we at UHY wish you safety, strength, and wellbeing into the new year and a gorgeous beyond.

“‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free.”
–  Joseph Brackett, American lyricist and composer (1797–1882)

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