Today, we had our 2013 holiday office party. After working in the morning, the best supporting cast in the business and I took some time off to share a meal and unwind a bit. After eating at the Yard House in Gulfstream Park, we drove over to Holiday Bowling Lanes and bowled a couple games.
It is a yearly tradition that I share some thoughts via a poem. Just after our drinks arrived, I read the following to everyone:
Welcome to the 2013 holiday party!
Work hard, we have this past year.
Now, it’s our time to let loose
And take a break from our little sphere.
Some new faces we have,
Around our party table.
Florida’s dream team we have assembled
All smart, dedicated, hardworking and able.
Preparing discovery and signing up clients,
With a passion for our cause that never wanes.
Full of information and a great demeanor,
Fighting for justice flows through his veins.
Yes, completing our dynamic duo,
The “Wizards of Main Street.”
Michael is an incredible asset to our firm;
On top of it all, he’s damn good at drafting a tweet.
Next came along,
An excellent writer to man the front.
Balancing the first line of contact with her other duties
At times, must feel like an acrobatic stunt.
First getting my attention
By writing about the food desert,
Francisca’s mind, energy, devotion and smile;
Is where we really hit pay dirt!
Next we found, another dynamic duo.
First, a brilliant young lawyer, ready to make her mark.
She’ll lull the other side in with her kind ways,
And then hit her argument out of the park!
She’s very smart and passionate,
About our line of work.
It’s evident in her eyes and in everything she does,
Tamar is going to crush any bank jerk!
Shortly after finding
One great young lawyer,
Another I met at a place that serves up
A great ham-burger.
It seems like so long ago,
That we met that night.
Smart and organized, I had no doubt;
But now I know, Nakeita is ready to fight!
That killer instinct,
To attack when your opponent is weak.
Combined with a sharp mind and great writing,
Havoc on the banks, you are going to wreak!
There is, of course,
Our other “Wizard of Main Street.”
Once a warrior against cancer;
Now, it’s the banks she wants to beat.
Dedicated, full of knowledge and passion,
A special soul in our midst.
Thanks to Lisa’s great input,
Many more cases have gotten dismissed!
As for all of you, how truly grateful I am
To be able to spend each day;
The amount of respect and admiration I have,
Words can never say.
And while we struggle together,
To seek justice in this great cause of our time.
I need not remind you;
We are fighting a new kind of organized crime.
Their greed and arrogance
Knows no bounds.
They prey on us like piranhas;
And sniff out our money like bloodhounds
Both the carnage and their money
Are piling up in historic proportion.
Their priorities are skewed;
And their truth, full of distortion.
But let not only anger
Fill our heart and motivate our ways.
For we have a higher calling,
Serve our clients, help them to better days
And as we continue to do this
Let us celebrate our victories.
One day we will all look back,
Telling grandkids of our stories
Also let us not forget,
That serving others is a noble endeavor.
Rewards for our efforts should be ours
Along with contentment in our hearts, forever.
A balanced lifestyle, health, and financial security
The good life isn’t just for crooks and thieves.
Plenty of just rewards await,
Those of us doing good deeds.
A better life for all,
Is what we hope will one day be.
But in the meantime,
We must be the change we wish to see.
Before I stop talking
So we can kick back and chillax.
There is but on more poem I wish to read
On me, this has made a huge impact.
From Marriane Williamson, a book called “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So with this in mind
And a great new program for us all to grow,
Let down your hair
Off some steam, let’s blow!
Please join with me
In raising your glasses;
To us, our clients,
and the greater good of the masses!
Let’s drink up and be merry.
I’ll stop before there is a coup.
Just two more words to end with,
To all here, I say, THANK YOU!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to All!
From Evan and all of us at the Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen, P.A.