As I write this post, I’ve just kissed my Aunt and friends goodbye after our Thanksgiving dinner. It’s great to be home in Maryland after a tough few months of my junior year. I’m truly thankful for my wonderful family and my awesome brother. It is difficult to explain in a blog post but my family means everything to me. Take my grandfather for example:
My grandfather, Bernard Grandis, is the reason why I first became interested in business. For my 10th birthday, my grandfather purchased five shares of Johnson & Johnson for me and invited me to attend the annual shareholder’s meeting in New Jersey. Before the meeting started, my grandfather pointed out a JNJ executive and encouraged me to ask him a question. I cannot remember my exact question but I think that it was along the lines of whether Johnson and Johnson was developing any new colorful types of Band-Aids. I’ve attached the photo! After that point, my grandfather and I spoke every week about the stock market and about how to invest.
I’m closer with my brother than anyone else. We’re always both on the same page. Whenever I have a difficult decision, I always call him up to ask him advice. We’ve also shared many memories together including trips to Europe and around the US. More than my college education, more than my success in extracurricular activities, and more than anything else I’m most thankful for my family. What are you most thankful for?