The Beauty of … Holiday Time

Here we are, in the month of November, and it’s almost time to welcome a new year. The busy times we face at the end of the year are arriving quickly—the full schedules, the special meals, the thoughtful gifts.

Along with the hustle and bustle are the family times. These are the times to reconnect through traditions and celebrations. These are the moments that create memories, and perhaps stories for generations.

Whether it is the marathon game session, caroling through the neighborhood, or making gift baskets for those in need, let’s enjoy creating these memories. The gifts we give and receive are not what makes our holidays wonderful—it’s the cherished experiences we share with those we love.

What do you do with your family and friends to create a special holiday?

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The Beauty of … Fresh Starts @josieriviera, #mgtab

January was named for the Roman God Janus, who was depicted as a God with two faces. One faced into the future and one looked to the past, essentially closing the door on one year and opening another to the next, Janus ushers in January, and I welcome the month for fresh starts and new beginnings.

For many, we also make resolutions. These can be anything we chose, though frequently resolutions revolve around becoming healthier, saving money, increasing our self-care, or learning a new skill.

Oftentimes, we don’t stick to these resolutions, primarily because of how we approach them. We become excited and expect immediate results, rushing toward the finish line. It might serve us better if we take it slower with smaller steps. Think of your journey more as you being the tortoise rather than the hare.

Experts suggest that we are more likely to succeed if we know our “why,” making a plan of how to reach our goals, and patiently taking action to achieve the outcomes we look for.

Wishing you success on your resolutions, (mine is going on a diet to lose the Covid weight), and to a bright, happy, and healthy 2021.

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The beauty of … celebration. @josieriviera, #mgtab

With Christmas only a few days away, it’s difficult not to notice the holidays feeling different this year. COVID has impacted our lives many ways, yet the spirit of the holidays has not escaped us. Many of us have adapted and changed while continuing to celebrate.

Many have put up the decorations and trees, earlier than usual. We’ve all needed to get the party started sooner, because we’ve earned it! Those happy traditions we cherish each year allow us to feel normal.

As we look forward to celebrating, I want to take a moment to wish you and those you love a holiday full of peace, light, and joy. And may 2021 arrive and usher in a year that is full of healing and hope.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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