It’s hard to believe we have reached the end of 2019. Where does the time go? The good news is that this is a magical time of year that most of us absolutely cherish! We get to enjoy the cool crisp air, wear our cozy sweaters and boots, drink hot cocoa, and revel in the festive holiday spirit we find around every corner. Most of all, the time has come to reflect on this past year and enjoy time with those we love. 

Family traditions are often a big part of the holiday season. I feel so blessed to be part of a huge family with silly traditions. Every year we recreate the fun and come up with new traditions to carry out. This is part of what builds an unbreakable family bond filled with joy and laughter.

So as December ramps up, we hope you take the time to slow down a little bit. Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts, and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can.

As things get busy out there, remember the best gifts in life are free, so embrace the holiday spirit through simple acts of human kindness. Sometimes all it takes is a simple smile or compliment to make someone’s day.


Be grateful, be kind and live well,


Tammy Fellows