Please take the time this holiday season to appreciate everything and everyone in your life. None of our lives are perfect, but each of us has friends and relatives who care for us as well as many reasons for which to be thankful. And in this most blessed of seasons, remember the "reason for the season", as the saying goes. Celebrate and always remember those less fortunate with gifts and support both moral and financial. We are all fortunate to live in a country where we can speak our minds, practice our faith, choose our careers, and benefit from our own personal choices and efforts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!