This is the most wonderful time of the year! We have had our third snowstorm, and I predict it will be a white Christmas. If you are like me, you enjoy listening to holiday music on the radio and love spreading the joy of Christmas. For this holiday season, I want to wish Season’s Greetings to my clients, neighbors, friends, relatives, and family. May you and your family have a warm, wonderful, and joyful holiday!
The day after Thanksgiving, we — Laura, my best and dearest friend, John, John Robert, and I – trimmed our tree. As of the 15th, I purchased and wrapped all my presents. Thank Goodness for Gift bags! I buy for close to 40 people. I guess you could say I anticipate and look forward to the season. Everyone that attends our Christmas Eve gathering, this year 44 guests, goes home with a gift. It is a Christmas tradition. Our dinner features the seven pasta related dishes instead of the seven fishes. I’m allergic to seafood, and John doesn’t like fish, so 27 years ago we created our own tradition. We serve lasagna, eggplant, stuffed shells, chicken broccoli ziti, pasta salad, meatballs, and a spiral ham. The food is always delicious and plentiful. I do love this holiday and our family traditions.
Stop for a moment and think about the holiday traditions that you do every year. What makes your holiday special?
Our holiday photo was taken when John Robert was featured in the article, A Greater Purpose, in The Readings magazine (Winter 2019). “The Sassos’ miracle son commands the spotlight in a role that motivates and inspires.” It is a seven-page spread with pictures of John Robert biking, dancing, canoeing, eating ice cream with a friend, acting in the play Shrek Jr., rock climbing, and smiling in the family photo (below). He engages in many activities, and this article covers everything.
This is the official Holiday Photo. You can see that John Robert is almost my height. How did that happen? Although I still have a few inches on him, I know this is short lived. He is 95% height and 75% weight for his age. He has grown like a weed approximately 2.5 inches each year for the last four years. He is a great eater and a really great kid. He is 12.5 years old and he has matured a great deal in middle school. He is making good progress at Learning Prep School, and he just made the honor roll. John and I couldn’t be more proud of him. School doesn’t come easy for him but he gives it his best.
- This Weekend John Robert plays Snoopy in Charlie Brown Christmas.
- Then in the beginning of January for the Cabaret, he is singing a solo song, “The Kite” and a duet with his theater friend, Nora.
- On January 12, John Robert will also be auditioning for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I am sure that he will get a decent part. He was born to act; it is his calling, and he is very good at it.
What is your calling? What do you love to do? Reflect on the past year and then plan to play to your strengths in the coming year. January 1, 2020, marks not only the start of a new year but of a new decade.
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My annual Goal Setting for Success event is coming up on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 PM to 8:30pm. I hope that you will be able to join us. It is free to attend, but donations are welcome and go to Boston Children’s Hospital. Each year over the past four years, the event has attracted more people than the previous year. I would like to make this year, the 5th year of this annual event, the biggest and best year yet. Please RSVP on Eventbrite using this registration link.
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