STILL BE THANKFUL FOR
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published November 23, 2020
(I wrote this blog last year. I’m using it again because for
many of us, and perhaps almost all of us, we are in the middle
of the most difficult year of our lives. Nobody could have
predicted the disaster that has been 2020 on a world-wide
scale. So –I’m running the column again, hoping to challenge
all of us into thinking about the positives that still remain in
our lives and I’m hoping that your words of inspiration help
inspire and cheer up all of us.)
In three days from now we are supposed to sit around the table
stuffing turkey down our throats while reflecting on all the
things we should be thankful for. The easy ones are family and
good health. Some might also be thankful for a new job, new
car, new spouse or even new body part(s). How many of you
however would be thankful for the community and home you live
Week after week, throughout the year, many of you write in
complaining that there isn’t much to be thankful for in your
community. While you may be sincere in your belief you’re your
community is worse than North Korea and that your association
should be named after Alcatraz, I also believe that if given
enough time to think about it and come up with an answer, you
can come up with at least one thing to be thankful for about the
community you live in.
So, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, I am politely
asking you to dig down, way down. Keep going. A little
more…….and find something to be thankful for in your community.
Perhaps you’re only thankful that someone other than yourself is
crazy enough to serve on your Board. Maybe you’re thankful for
a wonderful neighbor you have. Perhaps you’re thankful about
the wonderful amenities your association has to offer, like the
clubhouse and the swimming pool. Maybe, just maybe you’re
thankful for the good work your Board is doing.
Today, you must come up with something nice to say. It’s
easy to participate when the topic allows you to attack. Today,
I’m asking you to work harder and say a few nice words about
your community, your neighbors or dare I say it…….your Board.
To all of our wonderful blog readers and your families, I wish
you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. Now….Be nice.
HOA & Condo Blog
Eric Glazer graduated from
the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for more than 2
decades and is the owner of Glazer
and Sachs, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in
Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples,
Fort Myers and Tampa.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host
of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs
at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
He is the first attorney in the
State of Florida that designed a course that certifies
condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium
Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000
Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit
Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated
dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric
also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the
best interest of Florida community association members.