Wednesday, November 11, 2015

We’re Doin' Good as We End the Year


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It’s so hard for me to believe that November is already here and that the new year is just over a month away. Two thousand and fifteen has flown by for me, and even though I am not - and have never been - a fan of winter, I’m grateful for the slower pace to come. It gives me time to breathe, to live in the moment, and recharge.

I’m especially looking forward to the upcoming holiday because I’m so thankful for this past year. I’ve been fortunate to travel with my family, launch a new digitized online reading program, and work on some renovations to my home. Although it has been very busy, I feel as though it has been very productive. It is time to reflect and be thankful.

Upon deeper reflection, I’m most grateful for the family of my childhood, who taught me so much; everything from the importance of hard work to the blessings of loved ones and spending time together as a family.

I remember those holidays together better than most of the other times in my childhood because my mother and grandparents worked hard to make sure that those moments would be special. We ate delicious food, wore our best clothes, and enjoyed quality time together. My parents set such a fine example of how to celebrate life and family.

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And now that I am grown with children of my own, I strive to recreate those special moments. In these last days of the year, we make extra efforts to do activities together that help us relax and have fun. My children make decorations so that they feel they are contributing to our holiday festivities. 

They also work hard on piano pieces in preparation for entertaining visitors. We take memorable field trips specific to the season. We spend the holidays with our family and friends, relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. And on those days, I know my children are storing away memories to last them their lifetime. I know we’re Doin’ Good as a family.

How about you? What are you thankful for this year?


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