Few things are nicer than walking into your home after a long, stressful day and immediately feeling relief. However, if your home is disorganized or filled with clutter, it can have a negative impact on your mood. You environment contributes to your overall sense of happiness and well-being, so it is important to maintain a space that brings you solace. Creating and maintaining this positive space can be a daunting task, but the outcome is usually well worth the effort.
It is important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a catalyst for sweeping character changes. It’s a time for people to reflect on their past years’ behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular, overwhelming goal on January 1, can help you reach whatever it is you strive for.
Another one of SFG’s beloved traditions is caroling at our local Veterans Hospital, which we’ve been doing for eight years now. Each December we gather our spouses, children, parents, and friends — the more the merrier! — and spend an afternoon singing Christmas carols to (and with) the veterans at the hospital. This year we sang in the main dining hall and also walked around the hallways so patients in their rooms could hear as well. Many of them joined in, requested songs, and sang merrily with us.