Reap What You Sow

“A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones,
a time to gather stones together.”~ The Byrds “Turn, Turn, Turn

The chaos of the Holidays has passed. Regardless of how you celebrated, there were opportunities to catch up with family and friends over the last month. Memories to be made. Chances to heal old wounds. I hope everyone took just a few moments to move themselves forward just a bit this year.

It is tough seeing all the posts on social media about people I care about being lonely and scared. Reading about the struggles many are facing with their health, finances or family. Wishing I could just give each one a hug to let them know someone does care. Because, that’s all it takes. A hug, a smile, a word of affection. These simple acts can change someone’s world.

As 2014 approaches, consider the people whose lives you touch. Remember those whom you don’t see and send them a quick cyber-hug. Help your friends to see that the world is indeed a beautiful place with much to enjoy. None of us knows what another person is struggling with, but we can all relate to struggling. Skip the weight loss resolution this year and instead resolve to spend more effort connecting with the people you care about, whether it’s in person, with letters and cards or via the Internet. I promise you it will be more fulfilling than skipping a doughnut here or there.

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