Being Thankful, Helping Others

This year’s Thanksgiving post is coming to you a bit early. There are two reasons: I have a lot to be thankful for this year, and I may be taking a short hiatus from posting until early December. I recently received some serious medical news, and I’m thankful for the family and friends who have rallied around me. Our focus this time of year is on helping others, and that is quite obvious among everyone who has supported me in this difficult time. Today I want to share portions of a post about community service that I first shared with you last year.

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Happy Election Day!


Now, you may be thinking — why are we so happy on this off-year election day? Because it is still an opportunity to voice your opinion (and it’s your civic duty). It’s also a great year to teach kids about voting and take them along to your polling place. Things are quiet with the reduced turnout in a year like this and many of the races on your ballot will be local contests that your child can see in action all around them.

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