Happy Thanksgiving

The Act of Being Thankful

  1. Start your day with a little exercise and some gratitude by saying out loud what you are thankful for every day for a happier, healthier life.
  2. Meal Time Appreciation– If you don’t say thanks every night at dinner, be sure to tell everyone at the dinner table this Thanksgiving what you are thankful for and what you appreciate about each person in the room.
  3. Gratitude Letter – Martin Seligman, Ph.D., the father of positive psychology, proposes that writing a letter expressing our gratitude to someone and then reading it to them has been shown to reduce depression and lead to a happier life.
  4. Say Thank You at Work– Whether you are the boss or the employee, say thanks to those you work with and let them know they are appreciated. A friendlier work environment is created when employees feel appreciated.
  5. Do Something Good – This holiday season, find a way to give back to someone or to the community, volunteer, donate food, clothes, or toys, or even give to someone not anticipating a gift this year.

Thank YOU for allowing us to share this bulletin with you!

BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
Bill B. Berke, Esquire
4423 Del Prado Blvd. S
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: (239) 549-6689
Fax: (239) 549-3331

Celebrate Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  Remember to thank a Veteran on Veteran’s Day, November 11th!

Here is a little history of Veteran’s Day:

  • November 11, 1918, marked the end of one of the worst wars in history until World War II in 1954.
  • Veteran’s day used to be Armistice Day, until June 1, 1954, when the Act of 1938 was amended.
  • Veteran’s Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Berke Law Firm, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd. S.
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
(239) 549-6689-phone
(239) 549-3331-fax

Daylight Saving Time

Sunday November 5, 2017 (2 A.M. Eastern Standard Time)

Set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night for the time change! Here are some fun facts about DST:

• It’s daylight saving time, not daylight savings time.
• 1895 – Daylight saving time (DST) was introduced by George Hudson, whose job allowed him time to collect insects and led him to value after-hours daylight.
• April 30, 1916, the German Empire and its World War I ally Austria-Hungary were the first to use DST as a way to conserve coal during wartime.
• In the U.S., some states do not follow DST and Indiana did not partake in DST until 2006.
• Daylight saving was extended past Halloween because candy companies wanted trick-or-treaters to be out longer.
• Contrary to popular belief, it was not for the farmers, but for the retail outlets and recreational businesses that DST was beneficial.