At about this time of year, I get excited about the holidays. I’m really a big kid at heart and I’m ready to put the tree up as soon as the turkey leaves the table. I secretly listen to Christmas carols in my car right after Halloween and get excited when the Charlie Brown specials start advertising on tv! My family harasses me to no end about my eagerness to celebrate. It’s not that I want to skip over Thanksgiving, it’s that I want to have Thanksgiving with all the decorations and music of Christmas!
But the message is not lost on me that I should be focused on my blessings.
The great news about the end of the year is that it signals the beginning of a new one and an opportunity to begin again. It’s a time to give thanks for the opportunities that we have been given and a time to think about how we maximize those opportunities in the coming year. It is also a time to stop and say, “thank you” to those people in our lives that offer us grace and give us support.
I’ll start with you right now. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Club 29. Thank you for showing up for our community and those in our community who need us most. Thank you for supporting each other in business endeavors and personal times challenge. Oklahoma City is a very special place to live and work and I am blessed to be ending the year and starting a new one here with you.
So, no matter what you are having for Thanksgiving this year, be it the ever-popular Turkey or the Charlie Brown special of popcorn and buttered toast, say a prayer for those who need grace and could use a break from loneliness this season.
“To those whom much is given, much is required,”