Quotes for the season:
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
"Tzedakah [related to Jewish Giving] is more than giving money to the poor. Done properly, tzedakah requires the donor share his or her compassion and empathy along with the money.”
The Writings of Maimonides
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
We want to wish everyone — especially our friends in the insurance and benefits industries — a very merry Christmas, happy Hannukah and a safe, healthy and joy filled year’s end.
In these times of economic stress, unemployment, and with individuals and families in need, I hope that we all can find it in our hearts and wallets to be as generous as possible.
Let's commit to continuing that compassion throughout 2012 an beyond. We should also try to remember that kind words and a friendly smile will go a long way toward making another person's day better and brighter.