ARE THERE THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published November 20, 2017
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 President or good grades by your kids. How
many of you however would be thankful for the community and home
you live in?
Week after week, throughout the year, many write in
complaining that there isn’t much to be thankful for in their
community. While they may be sincere in their belief that
living in hell would be a step up, I also believe that if given
enough time to think about it and come up with an answer, that
same person can come up with at least one thing to be thankful
for about the community they 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, it’s like we’re in a therapy session and I’m the
therapist asking you to say something nice about your spouse,
to whom you haven’t actually said something nice in years.. 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 you 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 Associates, 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.