As I sit here writing my last President’s Points article in mid November, We have elected a new slate of officers. New blood to liven things up a bit. Somehow I managed to not get elected to an office, and I am glad, because I think I need some rest, at least for a little while. I wouldn’t want too much rest of course, that leads to other problems, and we don’t want that. So, with this silly introduction, here is my article titled Reflection:

As we approach Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the the events that have come into our lives this past year. There are loved ones that were lost to us, either by passing away, or by moving away. There are new births to enjoy, I have a new grandson, and I know there are others here enjoying that as well. There were new friends to meet, and old friends to party with. There were fewer injuries this year than last, thank God, but another year lays ahead. There were some successes on the political front, and some disasters. The war just seems to keep going, without any real sign of change. It is a dangerous world we live in, but it is the only one we have, and I for one am glad to be in it. Reflection helps to put things into perspective. If I don’t like my job, I still have to acknowledge that it is better than no job. If I have a lot of arguments in my family, at least I have a family to argue with. If I have a friend that is always calling me to rescue him, at least I have a friend. Friends aren’t just nice to have, they are a part of life that makes living worth while.