This time of year I stop to count my blessings and reflect on what is important to me. Of course family, always friends and health is also at the top of this list. I feel like I've learned so much here on Active Rain this year, found some new networking buddies and a few friends as well.
The A.R. search option is such a valuable tool. I know many of you are only a phone call or e-mail away if need be. Our clients are treasures for many, many reasons. We live in a beautiful country with so many freedoms. The internet and those blinking black boxes we sit in front of daily are about irreplaceable. And I will always be grateful to whomever invented the cell phone. And remember those who are away from their families so that we can be with ours.
So I offer this thought as we start thinking about the up coming holidays. Hold your family and friends close. Don't over indulge in anything. A smile is always a welcomed gift. A helping hand is more than just a gift. Hold gratitude in your heart. Forgive people, most were not out to hurt you to begin with. And remember all things happen for a reason.