For the last post of 2008, I thought to reprise my post on being thankful, as I am fortunate enough to spend my holiday with my family. In that past post, Of interest: Being Thankful, I noted the Seattle P-I newspaper's slide show on "Words of Thanks."

"What are you most thankful for? P-I photographer Meryl Schenker profiles six local residents who have different reasons for giving thanks on this holiday."

At home, we're thankful for many things, primarily for good health, family, and our community. The philanthropist W. Clement Stone said that "If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share."

So I've included this link on how to help over the holidays from my previous hometown paper.  Or just pay it forward.  I'll do my part for 2009 starting this week. 

As we noted to friends, family and associates on our Christmas card list, with the severe weather we’ve had over the last week, we’ve been a bit challenged to keep the boys from going stir crazy at home, spending our less-than-abundant free time occupying theirs.  So this year, rather than rush to send out cards, we decided to reprise our electronic Christmas card effort of a few years ago: to donate the money we would normally spend (towards postage, cards, photos and the like) to the local chapter of the United Way. 

Have a wonderful new year, and best wishes in 2009.

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