When was the last time you thanked someone? I mean you looked them in the eye and sincerely said “thank you”.

The answer is “yes”

This is the time of the year we all should stop and say “thanks”. Thanks for our family, friends, jobs, health, and anyone or anything else that makes us smile.

Holidays are the time to take some time for yourself.  If you find yourself overwhelmed due to your fast-paced life – start a new routine.   Meet a friend for coffee at least one a month.   Go on vacation where there is no cell, Internet service or TV.  Yes, you will survive!!!  Our grandparents did just fine without all the electronic bobbles.   Read a good book or work on a favorite craft.  Talk (I mean really talk and listen) to your significant other and children.

My best to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season – whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday. Make sure to hug a child, family, friend or yourself.

The answer is “yes”


Remember your life goes through twists and turns.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help or to offer it.