I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday weekend. Mine has had ups and downs, as I’m sure yours did, but today as I think back not only over this weekend but the last year, I have much to be thankful for, and I am.

The thing is that sometimes we just. . .forget. We take things for granted. We take the good things in our lives for granted but more importantly we take the presence of other people, especially loved ones, for granted.

Don’t do that. Love your family, your friends, as if you’ll never see them again. Always part with a kind word. When you’re treating with family, assume you won’t get to talk to them again. That you’ll have to remember this as the last time you’ll get to speak to them.

This will make you want to ‘get it right’. That’s not to say you won’t have disagreements, because you will. Just learn to put them in perspective. An old joke from when I was a kid was ‘no one will remember it in a hundred years’.

Treat insults like that if you can. No one will remember it one day, and that includes you.


Be thankful for family, for friends, for food on your table and a roof over your head. Things seem hard sometimes, that is true. But they’re not nearly so hard as we would believe sometimes, either.

Thank you all for reading, and may you have a wonderful and blessed holiday season to come!