Merry Christmas to my amazing family & friends!

family & friends christmas

Not until about 3 years ago did I start to really appreciate the quality time I spent with my family and friends.  Often I measure my personal success by my academic and professional achievements, money earned, Twitter followers and Facebook likes.  However, none of these things bring me the sincere joy that my personal relationships create.  I feel such a sense of peace, purpose and self-assurance by knowing that there are people in my life who truly have my back.  Despite my shortcomings, my imperfections and my bad habits, they love me just the way I am.    This holiday season, I’m challenging myself to invest in my relationships as much I invest in my job, my fitness regimen and in the stock market because sowing positive seeds into other people prepares the MOST bountiful harvest of all!

I don’t have many words for this post, just an extraordinary expression of gratitude for my loving, understanding, amazing family and friends.  I thank God for you all – Merry Christmas!

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(above) My sister, brother and me after church yesterday

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