Setting the Tone for the New Year
by Kari Jurrens
Why are we so much more willing to give to others during the holiday season? Why are we in a much better mood? Maybe it’s because of the time we spend with our families and friends. Or, could it be all the amazing food we eat? Regardless, the magic of the holidays is undeniable.
In our call, we discussed everything from what our favorite holiday movie is to traditions we look forward to each year. From the Grinch to Charlie Brown Christmas and decorating the outside with lights or inviting neighbors to our holiday meal, happiness is everywhere this time of the year. Tiffany discussed how she is sharing holiday traditions with her children while Amanda is excited to spend time with her grandparents. Carrie is excited to go to her fiance’s family for a couple of days and just relax.
We also discussed how the upcoming conference is rapidly approaching. Some fundraising ideas were discussed and will be brought to the board for more guidance on what is allowed or available. Our meeting may have been short but the conversations were priceless. The connections this group makes each time we meet is something to cherish. For those who are nominated down the road, I highly suggest you take advantage of this amazing opportunity. The single meeting a month helps to refresh and rejuvenate each of us in our own ways even if we are hundreds of miles apart.
May you always remember your worth to your community and the importance of what you do each and every day affects them. Here is to a new year and making memories that will last a lifetime.