A few things in life are “givens.”  Some of the “givens” I’ve come up with are:

Puppies are cute and can boost any mood.  Well, except when it comes to their handling of your carpet, or your shoes that are now open-toed when they weren’t before.  Then the given is the kennel.

Everyone loves the weather.  That is, until they have to turn on the heater or air conditioner.  Or, until they have to shovel snow or apply aloe-vera to the sunburn.

Death and taxes (sorry, can’t always be chipper).

However,  The biggest “given” would have to be the poll of where the happiest state to live is…no surprise that it’s Hawaii.  Why?  Well, because it’s Hawaii.  Hard to be grumpy when you wake up to crashing ocean waves, mangos, and fruity drinks (not going to regulate what’s actually IN your fruity drink…it’s your fantasy, too).

Health Care Reform is also new “given” that some didn’t anticipate or plan for – there is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there regarding its implications, taxes, mandates, and flying monkeys.  No, there aren’t any flying monkeys, just making sure you’re still paying attention.

Rest assured, you have an advocate in Health Care Reform.  If you don’t already know, ACS Insurance has a bi-weekly video series specifically on the changes to Health Care Reform so you can spend more time doing what you do best (even as it applies to fruity drinks).  Here’s the link to the video series: http://www.youtube.com/user/acsinsurance

Speaking of monkeys, this month’s made-in-Nevada winner is April Hackett with Monkey Wrench.  Monkey Wrench is a locally owned and operated repair shop that does everything from oil changes to engines.  You can reach April at (775) 827-5251 to make an appointment for their shop located at 3075 S. Virginia Street in Reno.  April has been a long-time client of ACS Insurance, and just increased some of her benefits (and her chances of winning this prize).

You too can become part of the givens and get in our monthly drawing by liking us on facebook, call for a quote, or refer someone to our agency.  I’ve even made it easy to like us on facebook – just click on the icon to the left.  You know I’ll keep nagging until we’re liked by all!

Until next month,