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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, December 1, 2014


During such a hectic time of spending, spending, spending, it is great to flip the coin, shift gears, cross the road to the other side and focus on giving. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement letting the importance of the season take a backseat. Time to step forward with focus on giving back and celebrating generosity!

Plan ahead, December 2 is...

Every day is a day to be thankful. The Two Sides of Thanksgiving provide the opportunity to indulge (often gorge ourselves) in a holiday feast and celebrate a day of gratitude. Rocking chair conversation with family and friends resultes in fireside chatter openly expressing that which we are truly thankful, while at the same time making us sleepy. Trying desperately to keep eyes open is often short lived with the 'L-tryptophan' in the turkey being to blame.

The day after Thanksgiving leaves no time for rest, since adrenaline is pumping ninety to nothing at the crack of dawn in anticipation of making it to the mall in time to at least get a decent place in line. Even if you grab a leftover turkey leg on the way out, the tryptophan doesn't stand a chance against the adrenaline. You are hyped! You are about to engage in Black Friday Insanity!

Maybe you did not make it to the mall on Black Friday. Never fear! #CyberMonday is here! Still time to shop but this time you do not have to leave the house. All shopping will be done online, you don't even have to get out of your PJs.

Words of caution: Leftover turkey makes the BEST sandwiches so be careful you do not crash on the computer keyboard or fall out of your chair! Even the coffee may not be able to work its magic.

So far that is one day of giving thanks and two days of getting deals. Time to even the score. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. This is a day set aside to celebrate generosity and to give...to your family & friends, your favorite charity, within your company or business, and at community centers. It can be a donation of time or money, volunteering and joining in on giving. This is a great segue into Christmas which is the season for giving! 

What do YOU plan on giving back?
Inspire your friends!

Next on the Calendar...Crispy, Sweet & Savory