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Amy's Reflections

October 12, 2020

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather and the beauty of the changing colors of the leaves. Last weekend during forced family fun time, we pulled out all the old Halloween decorations and made some progress on adding some fall spirit to our house. It was fun to hear the kid’s memories of when we used to go all out in decorating for holidays. This year has been filled with challenges and negativity and our family has tried to find ways to incorporate fun and laughter into our daily lives.  It is important to remember to balance all the serious things that are going on with things that support our mental well-being.  

Often times at work we are all busy wishing for the weekend that we fail to embrace each day and the difference we make. Although we are all tired of hearing about COVID and all the negative political ads, it is important to remember we are in charge of the information we let in on any given day. So, I challenge you to put your phone down, take a break from Facebook or mute the political ads, whatever will save your sanity. Your mental well-being is so important, and we need to make it a priority in our lives. This week let’s try to spread some joy and laughter as we could all use more of that in our lives -especially in 2020.

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