A brand new year is here! A fresh opportunity for each of us to reflect on the multitude of things we each have be grateful for! Webster’s dictionary defines gratitude as: The quality of being thankful: readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

We live in a world where kindness and appreciation have not always been demonstrated. We have a fresh opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around us by remembering both. So much of this life is all about perspective; making good choices on how we choose to perceive and react to the things in front of us each day.

A new year encourages us to reflect and review things we got right and to work on the things we desire to improve on. I tend to be a big advocate of setting goals and then placing them in a visible place so they can be seen daily. At the top of my list this new year will definitely be keeping a heart full of appreciation and gratitude!

Let me begin by thanking you, Houston County, for your gift of friendship to our family! You guys are the absolute best!

Wishing you a wonderful and productive 2022!

From our family to yours…


Jay and Patti Martin