“The days are long, but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin

Instead of grinding through our days, lets take a minute to slow down and appreciate the time we have been given. Let’s take a moment to make those “long” days memorable ones.

There is no better time to give thanks for our friends and family, and the joy and fulfillment they bring to our lives.

Flashing back, I remember being in elementary school and time seemed to pass much different then it does today. Back then, time was not quantum. It passed more like dandelion pollen carried softly by the summer breeze.  It was not burdened by the arms on the clock or imposing deadlines, but measured in daily activities and milestones. It wasn’t six O’clock; it was playtime. On Halloween we didn’t start Trick or Treating at 7; we started when it was getting dark out.   As time passes it’s easy to get into a routine.  The days seem long and “busy.” Those long days start to blur and then months pass.

Time doesn’t stop, and it’s a universal currency.  As we move from month to month lets take the time to enjoy each new day. Find time for laughing, practicing patience and emotionally be present with people. Lets celebrate and indulge in the festivities of all times of the year; spend time with family, follow traditions, create new ones, and go on adventures. The days may quickly be forgotten, but the memories will last a lifetime.


Everyone has a favorite holiday. There is something to be said about everyone in the family participating in the same traditions year after year. They give people a reason to come together.

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2017 Holiday Calendar


New Years Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

St. Patricks Day, Friday, March 17th, 2017

April Fools Day, Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Easter, Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, 2017

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

No Holidays

Labor Day, Monday, September 4th, 2017

Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th, 2017
Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th, 2017


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