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Reflect On Our Lifestyle Decisions

Posted: December 19, 2014

This time of the year it is especially important that we take time to count our blessings. For some this year has been a tough one with many challenges while for others it has been a good year. Some may have suffered setbacks in their health. In spite of this, we all can find something for which to be thankful. It is especially important for our children to see us model gratitude for the good things we have even in hard times.

All of us can find some needy folks in our communities who have it tougher than us. Make it a family project to get involved in helping others. If you have food in a refrigerator, clothes in your closet, a roof over your head and a bed to sleep in, you are wealthier than 75% of the world’s population.

While farms are great places to raise a family, they are also very demanding and if we are not careful the workload can prevent us from developing the family life we desire. Take time to evaluate your life and make sure things are in a healthy balance. Make a special effort to slow down and make some Christmas memories with your family this year.

 

(Contributed by Leon J. Ressler, District 17 Director as part of his Now Is The Time Column for December 20, 2014.)