Providing Personalized Representation to Those Who are Seriously Injured

" We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives ." (John F. Kennedy). As I write this Thanksgiving letter to you, I am also grieving the loss of a friend who died suddenly this week from a heart attack. I have known Barry for 26 years. He had a big, joyful personality that always livened up the room. He made me laugh, I hope I did him too. I feel a great loss, but also a great amount of gratitude as well, because I had those 26 years of special moments and memories that have and will make a difference in my life. I think that is why we are all here on this earth, to make a difference in the lives of others, not just taking up space and air, but to truly touch the lives of others in a meaningful way; a kind word, a good deed, a significant gesture, even a random act of kindness. It could be for a moment, or a consistent effort over many years, but a positive difference made all the same. We need to pause, reflect and feel gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives, not just this day but every day of the year. I reflect and am thankful for the very air I breathe and the sacred ground upon which I walk that our Heavenly Father has given us. I am thankful for the spiritual gifts of faith, grace and mercy which allow me to persevere through each day. I am thankful for my family, who surrounds me with love and wonderful moments that I cherish every day. I am thankful for friends who touch my life in a way that makes every moment special. I am thankful for you, our clients, our friends of the firm, those who we work with, and all those who make our business successful, our lives more enriched, and who make such a difference in mine, Sharon’s, Jeannine’s and Diane’s lives. I am thankful for the interactions that we have with each and every one of you that enrich us and help us to be better at what we do. I am thankful for the memories that you create for us and that we will cherish for a lifetime. 

Oprah Winfrey said, " Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough ." I am so thankful for all that we have and feel very blessed to have each and every one of you walking along side us through this journey we call life. Rest in peace Barry. 

Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you.  


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The perfect Thanksgiving dessert!
German Chocolate Pecan Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
German Chocolate Pecan Pie
1 cup + 2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter melted
2 Tbsp heavy cream
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup + 1/2 cup chopped pecans divided
1 cup shredded coconut sweetened
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Graham Cracker Crust
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter melted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together until well combined. Press graham cracker crust into a 9" or 10" pie plate (I used a 9" 'deep' dish pie plate). Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and melted butter. Add in eggs, heavy cream, flour, and vanilla extract, and whisk until combined. Add in 1 cup chopped pecans and coconut.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the bottom of the crust, in an even layer.

Pour the pecan pie filling on top of the chocolate chips. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of pecans over the top of the pie.

Bake (with a pie shield over the crust) for 50-55 minutes, or until the center only slightly jiggles when the pie is moved.

Allow to cool at least 1 hour before serving (pie can be served warm, room temperature, or cold--our favorite is at room temperature). Enjoy!

Some Fun Thanksgiving Day Trotting Traditions....
Watch for Them!
A St. Petersburg community band is making its second appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. The Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band is gearing up for the trip to the Big Apple. The band has more than 400 members.

Its mission is to provide an opportunity for people who have been in a high school, college or military band to continue to perform.

The band performed in the parade back in 2008. The group also performs locally in parades and other events. Find out more

Law Office of Charles S. Philips, PLC
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Main Office: 9400 River Crossing Blvd., Ste. 103, New Port Richey, FL 34655
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