I still can’t believe we are nearing the end of the year 2012!   Each year seems to go faster and faster.  I am sure most of you are in the holiday mindset, with Thanksgiving last week and Christmas right around the corner.  This is the time of year where we usually stop and reflect on what we are thankful for and spend time with loved ones or help others in need.  As PR professionals, our schedules are always full with events, networking, media relations, programs, and more, so it is nice to know we have a time of year to stop and look at all the great things we have in our lives.  I am thankful all year for so many things: my family, my friends, my job.  But I also want to say how thankful I am for FPRA, because this great organization has helped me accomplish so many thing professionally, receiving my APR and learning about the position I have here at Shell Point.  It has also brought me some of my closest friends, people that I may have met in passing at events, but have truly gotten to know through our FPRA connection.  In many cases, our families spend time together outside of work.  So, even though I should try to think of my blessings throughout the year, I am glad there is a time that makes me stop and really recognize the important things in life, and I would like to say that I am thankful for each and every one of you!  I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season!