the fresh perspective…

Family Ties

mom, dad, amd 2/3 brothers.

mom, dad, and 2/3 brothers.

Now that the holidays are pretty much here (my last day is the 23rd) family members and loved ones start to stream into the city in a steady trickle.  I’m sure there are many people headed to the airport this weekend.  Maybe you’re picking up a family member, or getting away for the 25th, the airport is a buzz.  The city is alive and you can feel the energy in the atmosphere change.

Christmas is around the corner and my family and I enjoy it with a good dose of basketball.  I know it’s bizarre but our family tradition does include a good dose of sports.  As 2014 comes to an end, I’m again reminded about how important my relatives are to me. We expanded our family by one this summer as well!  To be able to just unwind, rest, and love all these people makes me feel complete.   I’m excited, I’m grateful and I’m very happy.  Happy holidays to all of you from all of us!

That’s the fresh perspective…

the fresh perspective…

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s sometimes hard to keep it all in perspective.  December will be upon us next week and we’ll all be operating on auto pilot.  Just going through the motions to get through this time.  We shouldn’t view December as a pain but, let’s face it, most of us do.

-sexy holiday parties

There are family gatherings, shopping excursions, holiday parties and winter events happening all month and it makes it hard to appreciate December when it seems it’s the busiest time of the year.  If you’re in retail, your ears have probably been bombarded with Christmas songs already and I’m sure you seen a few Holiday displays around.  If you’re fortunate to NOT be in retail (sorry mall workers…) you might be able to stave off the aforementioned Holiday preparations for a few more weeks.  Eventually we’ll all be in it, spending, waiting, eating, laughing and crying with our friends and family alike.

-the best family

This time of the year is by far my favorite because it helps to remind me about what’s really important.  Spending endless hours with my children ‘doing’ things, chatting about the past year with my mom and mother-in-law,  getting into it with the boys about why the Bears will/won’t go to the playoffs, and just being surrounded by love and life…

-meals with special people

Regardless of what you believe in or celebrate, please try to accomplish December with a small amount of joy in your heart and laughter in your voice.  It only takes a minute to get caught up in the material-ness of the upcoming month and I urge all of you to try to remember that there are other ways to approach December.  That’s the fresh perspective…