Editor’s Message November 2022

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.”
– How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr. Suess

Every year I am amazed that the Christmas holiday season is upon us so quickly. As much as I prepare, it always seems that there are last minute gifts, party invites and events that fill up the calendar. As I am writing this, I am preparing for a full house at Thanksgiving and battling crowds at every store. I have to remind myself to be grateful.

When I read the above quote, my thoughts turned to just being present. Spending time with the ones I love, and especially enjoying the 4 beautiful grandchildren that I have been blessed with. The “stuff” we buy is so unimportant in the long run. This year I am planning to attend Christmas Eve worship services, theater events, family vacations, while foregoing all the “stuff” that just clutters our homes and our lives. I am not striving for the perfect home or dinner party. Instead, I look forward to the simplicity of enjoying loved ones and close friends around me.

There are so many fun events to go to this December right here in Westbrook Village. The Wine Club is having a holiday dinner/dance on December 16. There is a Neil Diamond Tribute Concert on the December 17 at the Lakes Ballroom. You can ring in the New Year with your friends at the Lakes Ballroom too!

The Russ Lyon Sotheby’s west valley office is also supporting Arizona Helping Hands by collecting new shoes and toys for the children and teens that are in Foster Care. Please call me if you would like to be involved (602-828-1455). Nothing makes the heart grow larger than giving to children in need. Wishing you the magic and peace of this holiday season this month and throughout the coming year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

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