It is that most wonderful time of year. Sparkling lights brighten the cold nights. Children anxiously await the appearance of that jolly fellow in a red suit. Even the grumpiest person seems a little less grouchy than usual.
This is a period of giving. As you make plans for next year, I ask that you consider donating your talent to GFOAT. One way to do that is by joining a committee. Whether you like reviewing proposed legislation, speaking to college students, or planning future conferences, there is at least one committee for you. If that isn’t your bag, grab a coworker and attend one of your regional meetings. What’s that? Your region doesn’t have regularly scheduled meetings? Well then, start one yourself! All it takes is a little desire. After all, active participation will be the key to a long-lasting organization.
Christmas is also a time to reflect upon the many blessings that we have. The greatest of these are perhaps the simplest: Faith, Hope, and Love. With those three things, we share a common bond of friendship, caring, and enjoying the human experience together. Enjoy the gifts that God has delivered into your life.
Happy Holidays to you all!