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At this time of year, I often find myself reflecting on my personal accomplishments and evaluating my personal goals. I adjust my goals accordingly to the world around me. Will I afford my dream vacation this year? What family activities will I want to attend? Can I complete the task that I’ve started?

This is also the time I remember those who I don’t see frequently. Maybe they moved away. Maybe they¬†live in another country. Or maybe they are doing important work, like defending our country. For my long distant friends I can send a card or email to brighten their day. I can pick up the phone and reconnect. For those defending our country, they deserve something more meaningful.

Many different groups and organizations collect items for the military. Some collect phone cards. Some send movies and music. At times, even Girl Scout troops will send cookies.

Today I read a listserve promoting LetsSayThanks.com. Xerox will print Thank You cards for military personnel and deliver it for free. The cards were created by elementary students around the US. Visitors to the website select a card and message to be printed inside. Xerox provided some messages but also permits you to write your own.

This is an opportunity I could not miss. I may overlook their sacrifice on any given Thursday, but during the holidays, I need to express gratitude to those who serve. I hope you will take a moment and do so as well. Visit LetsSayThanks.com

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