Archive for December, 2016

The Reason for the Season

Friday, December 16th, 2016


Seems Like a Lifetime

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016


Children are a precious gift to hug and to hold and to love.

Pray for everyone affected by the tragedy in Connecticut four years ago today.

It’s Official

Monday, December 12th, 2016


Collier County Commissioners have proclaimed Kindness Awareness Celebration from January 7th – 15th.
Schools, businesses and organizations are asked to do something very creative on this day for the benefit of families, individuals and those in need of a helping hand. This event is not limited to Collier County, Florida it just originated in this very caring community.

Santa Run

Saturday, December 10th, 2016


The Naples Manor Santa Candy Run is always such fun. Hundreds of children and families lined the parade route to receive a sweet Christmas treat. It was wonderful to hear nearly every child or adult say thank you.

The Worst Form of Bullying

Thursday, December 8th, 2016


Thank you to Lenine from Canada for sharing his story about his son who has cystic fibrosis. This seven-year-old who has to wear a breathing tube is verbally and physically bullied. This is worst form of bullying, bullying someone because of a perceived difference or a disability.
This coming spring I am going to address this issue in a very big way. I will be making plans for this over the next three months. Stay tuned.

Santa Bogart

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


I try to take Bogart for a walk twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening when the heat of the day is at a minimum. The further we get into December, the more Christmas lights we are starting to see. Very often Bogart thinks these are living things and has a very keen interest past the displays and inflatables. I hope it isn’t too frightening for him because he always cautiously approaches all the yard displays along our walks.

The Gift of Life at Christmas

Sunday, December 4th, 2016


Giving the gift of life is important all year long especially during this season of giving when most people forget to take the time to donate blood. All it takes is about a half hour. Try to make time if you can this Christmas season