The particular day of receiving word of the award started with an e-mail blast to our office proudly announcing our company's recognition of this honor. It gave me a bit of a smile and some added pep on a bleak Nebraska winter morning. As I went about my day during the busyness of tax season, one of my partners popped his head into my office.
“Hey, do you think you could give our acceptance speech at the award luncheon next week?”
"Hmmm,” I thought. I sure didn’t see this coming.
As he looked at me while asking the question, there was no doubt what I saw in his eyes. It was a look I had become quite accustomed to seeing during that time in my life. It was the look of sympathy.
I have never understood the value of a palm reading when you can see everything in a person’s eyes. And I ha…