This past weekend was the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. Much of the media, across all formats, pays attention to what Mr. Warren Buffett and his circle have to say, and rightly so. The “Oracle of Omaha” as he is called, has done remarkably well for himself. He is, from many perspectives, the wise old sage or grandfather, you want to sit down and talk with. Not every choice he has ever made has been correct, he will be the first to admit that, and not every opinion /stance he holds might be aligned with yours, yet he rarely offends.
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. Don’t forget. Birth mothers, adoptive mothers, single dads-who sometimes must be “Mom” at school events; your best friends Mom who probably gives you advice in addition to having raised someone who is now your best friend… You don’t have to recognize all these and more on Sunday because the calendar says so. Recognize whomever is important in your life. Just remember there are 364 other days in the year, and each person who plays a role in your life should get some recognition or a “Thank You” every now and then.
There are no “Perfect” investments, CEO’s, or Mothers. There are always opportunities to learn more. Whether you choose to buy your mother shares of a chocolate company, buy her a cone at Dairy Queen, or just scribble down a note letting her know what she means, be humble and grateful. If you make noise, no one listens, if you make an impact, you will find yourself in good company. Have a great week, and Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and all the Mom’s who helped raise me and each of you.