Now that folks are gearing up their holiday cheer, this is the optimum time to focus on a little gratitude. I mean, not all of us can afford to purchase new car and wrap it with a huge bow. Or go to Zales and hit your love with a blood diamond, there’s still the simple things that don’t fade. If you have a gift or talent, be grateful for stamina and focus. If less creative be grateful for inspiration to make it work your way.

If you caught hell like a lot of us, the mere fact that you wake up to catch more hell means we have a shot to answer the bell for the next round. I get weary, but I keep swinging. Even if it’s just to piss off the haters. Find a reason to push.

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