Nurturing Full Potential

Thanksgiving signifies a time of gratitude for all things. As we gather with our families for delicious dinners prepared with the best trimmings, we reflect deeply on what truly means the most to us and express gratitude for those things.

Giving thanks and giving gifts are similar…and they may be one and the same. They are the flow of love and gratitude. If you are not sharing love and gratitude, it is easy to become stagnant and stressed, which is not healthy.

This is the season when merchants really push us to say thanks and give gifts their way. I encourage you to consider a different way to say thank you and to give gifts — sit down and write someone a note and share your appreciation for what they have done in your life. It is not just a gift to the person receiving your note but it will be a gift to you because it will make you healthier and happier. Why? Because giving and receiving are part of the same spiritual energy. When and what you give will be returned to you many fold.

Stop rushing around the stores, stressing out about what to buy, how to pay for it, wrap it and ship it; make yourself a nice cup of tea and write a note or letter to someone who has made a difference in
your life. This really is a gift that will keep on giving.

So let me say to each of you (our friends, donors, partners, staff members, board members, Ambassadors, families, educators) who have supported and helped Informed Families over the last 33 years, I am deeply grateful and I thank you. I know Informed Families has achieved our success because of you and your generous gifts! There is nothing more precious or important than The Gift of a Drug Free Future.

Happy Thanksgiving!