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Happy New Year!

I’m not going to say this is going to be a good year because every time I do something goes wrong. So, I will just say I hope 2020 is a great year for all.
Here’s what’s going on in January
– The Center will reopen Wednesday Jan. 2 after our long Christmas break.  I’m usually ready to come back after a long week.

– Jan. 13 at 9.m. we will hold our monthly board meeting. As usual anyone is welcome to attend.  Monday

– Jan .20 is Dr Martin Luther King Jr day.  I hope we can all remember that people are people no matter what age, race, religion or belief.  We all have feelings, Mothers, Fathers and loved ones.  We are all the same on the inside and everyone should be treated as equals.  Please remember what this great man did for humanity and peace. 

– Jan. 21.  from 10-11 a.m. is the monthly senior cheese box distribution.  This drop is for any Oscoda County senior 60 and older.  If you are not enrolled yet, you may do so that day. 

I guess that’s it – quiet first month of the New Year.

Happiness is FREE.

I didn’t believe that for a very long time. I thought if I could just make a bit more money and pay off all these debts and then I can be free and happy and rich. 

Actor Jim Carrey once said, “I think everyone should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see it’s not the answer.”

But you know what, worrying about money and working ourselves to death does not create freedom or happiness – it causes ulcers, headaches, heart attacks and most importantly lost time.  Look back on the last 5 years. 

What do you remember?  Do you remember that day you stayed late and cleared your desk?  Or do you remember the family vacation you took? 

Don’t waste your precious time being a slave to money.  Bills will get paid, debt will incur – it’s a fact of life, but so is “it’s short”.  I’m not saying quit your job and quit paying your bills – I’m saying the best things in life really ARE free.

Feeling the sun on your face as it comes out from behind a cloud.  Dipping your toes in the river and feeling the fish nibble at them. The sound of two bird’s whistling tunes to each other.  A hug. A good book and a warm blanket on a cold day.  Savor the free things in life. 

Live life – don’t be a slave to it. 

See you in February

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