Paying It Forward Back by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Next week, during the Winter Break from school, while I'm writing, I'll be taking frequent breaks to work on holiday cards (I give myself until the 12th day of Christmas...or longer) and homemade candy gift boxes with my daughter. In the past, we've done these things well in advance of the Hanukkah, Christmas, the Solstice, and all of the "official" winter holidays around here, but that didn't happen this year. That doesn't change my gratitude for all of the wonderful, loving people in my life. I am so grateful to and for them in so many ways. Putting the spirit of gratitude out in the world is one way paying it forward, backward, and every which way. So, I'm looking forward to making this a "thanksgiving" Break!