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Time of Thanks

It is time for the holiday season. I hope in the hustle and bustle of running around that we all remember to be thankful for what we have. It does not matter who we are or what we believe so long as we are thankful for the things we have and are willing to help our fellow man. Some terrible events have passed through this year. Most recent is the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.  My prayers go out to the families affected. There was also the Sandy Hurricane and the many lives affected by the torrents of rain and wind. Even though these tragedies have torn families we must continue forward and keep our spirits up. 
For some it will take time and that is alright. Please remember this season the good things in life and why we push forward everyday. I am so grateful for my siblings, for my niece and nephew, and the family and friends that help me out, even when I am being a pain. Things can, and often will, go wrong. We never plan for these things and they are called unspeakable for a reason. Have strength to overcome the wrong in the world. Lend a hand. Do something nice for your neighbor or a complete stranger. 

As Gandalf said in the new Hobbit film, "Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? That's because I am afraid and he gives me courage."


Small acts of kindness and love. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

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