RCGI-This Years Thanksgiving Theme is GratitudeThis year's theme is gratitude. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.

I'm grateful for the spirit of working together and the community at RGC this past year where employees unselfishly stepped up and allowed me to focus on my health and my family.  I'm thankful that we love others and we stay focused on loving our neighbors, our customers, and not ourselves. I'm grateful for my company who posted a record year in revenue as we increased to 27 employees.

My personal journey continues, I went through 6 months of aggressive chemotherapy and was admitted to a research study at MD Anderson.  Amazingly I was able to have a corrective surgery back in May.  I went 70 days on a feeding tube with nothing to eat or drink.  Finally, in September I was able to get off the feeding tube and begin eating.  I had scans performed at MD Anderson on November 7 and learned that the cancer has returned.

When one goes through such a trial, you either move forward or backward but you will change.  If you are angry and bitter you will become even more bitter, but if you understand the good news and the gospel of Christ, then you become grateful, strengthened, you love your neighbors more, and you learn to live one day at a time with your higher power guiding you.  This is my story, or better said God's story through me because I could never bear this alone.  My employees, my family, and friends have shown me God's love, and for that, I'm humbled and grateful.

This Thanksgiving give praise honor and glory to God and be thankful for your many blessings.

Written by Scott Butler

Scott Butler Scott is the sole Owner and Managing Director of Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. He has been a CPA since 1986, was formerly the Director of Finance and Accounting for a large publicly held Government Contractor, and a Director with Beason & Nalley, Inc. accounting firm. His 25 years of experience as an finance director, audit manager and government contracts consultant advising contractors, as well with his 5 years as a CFO & board member within the industry has enabled him to better provide a full spectrum of services to the clients he serves. Scott also serves in an advisory board capacity with many of our clients and consults with them on strategic issues such as executive compensation, mergers & acquisitions, exit strategies and long term strategic initiatives. Scott lectures to commercial lenders in the Government contract environment on a regular basis and holds training seminars for Government contractors on various compliance regulations. He has published articles and currently is involved in working on large complex consulting engagements with Fortune 500 contractors. He serves as director for a large local bank and other non-profit and business organizations. Education Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Jacksonville State University with a major in Accounting and a minor in Management Information Systems.

About Redstone GCI

Redstone Government Consultants are a team of the most senior industry veterans and the brightest new talent in the industry. Many have held senior government positions including leadership roles in the DCAA. Our new talents bring significant accounting and software experience along with fresh perspectives, inspiration and energy to our team. Through our leadership and combined experience, we provide a unique perspective, bringing both government and contractor proficiencies to bear and ensuring rock-solid government compliance for our clients.