Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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As we gather today with friends and family to break bread in love and unity, let us be mindful of those less fortunate than us.

In the wake of many tragedies due to storms, floods and other unfortunate calamities, let’s not forget to be “thankful” in spite of.

Do something good today; have dinner with the elderly, feed the hungry, pray for someone who may be lonely and missing someone this holiday season. No matter what it is, show thanks and be thankful!

From my family to this one, have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


What Will You Do To Celebrate The Dreamer?

Tomorrow we observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. It is a federal and state holiday and Post offices will be closed; there will be no regular mail delivery, state and local government offices will be closed as well, and banks and public schools have the option to close.

To commemorate the King holiday, people have converged on King’s monument in Washington, DC., but I’m hoping that people will remember his message, not the monument. In the meantime, President Barack and Michelle Obama are calling on the American people to volunteer their services.

Churches all over the world will have services today and tomorrow, remembering King as a civil rights activist who changed the course of history for racial equality in the United States.

In 1963 King helped organize the March on Washington, an assembly of more than  200,000 protestors at which he made his famous “I have a dream” speech. The  march influenced the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born January 15, 1929 and his holiday is observed every third Monday in January.

So what will you do to remember Martin Luther King’s life and legacy?


Have a Healthy Thanksgiving By Adding These Foods

With Thanksgiving being celebrated around the world tomorrow, families everywhere will sit down and feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (with their favorites) of turkey and all the trimmings.

Registered dietician Ellie Krieger has seven superfoods that can help you see better, increase your energy and make your skin look more youthful.

Krieger recently appeared onInside Editionwith Deborah Norville where she explained the benefits of eating healthy by including these 7 superfoods in your holiday meals.

Superfood #1: Kale

“Kale is great for your eyes because it has lutein that can help your eyes and prevent damage from aging.” Sauté it or throw it in a salad.

Superfood #2: Dried cherries

“Especially tart cherries. Interestingly, they contain melatonin which has been shown to help regulate sleep patterns.” They’re great as a snack or toss them in a salad, pancakes or muffins.

Superfood #3: Salmon which is loaded with omega-3 fats. (One of my favorites)

“Omega-3 fats reduces the inflammation in the body. So inflammation is thought to be at the root of many diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancers. Fresh salmon costs about $20 per pound. You can get a can of salmon which will run you about $4 per pound and it has all the omega fats.”

Superfood #4: Mangoes

“Mangoes are  great for your immune system. They have about 80% of your Vitamin C requirement in just one cup.”

Superfood #5: Pinto beans

“Pinto beans are one of the highest antioxidant contents of any beans, and you know what? They cost .13 cents a cup.”

Superfood #6: Sweet potatoes

“Sweet potatoes, great for your skin. The orange in them, the thing that makes them orange is beta-carotene, which is a form of Vitamin A, and this powerful antioxidant vitamin targets the skin. So it specifically can help prevent damage from the sun, which causes wrinkling and so on.”

Superfood #7: Almonds

“They have  protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Those things combined can help keep your energy up all afternoon,” said Krieger.

None of these are expensive or hard to prepare.

For more information on recipes for healthy eating, visit

Happy Thanksgiving Ceo Readers!!!!


“The Price They Pay For Our Country”

American soldiers and Marines walking combat patrols in Afghanistan have suffered a surge of gruesome injuries, losing one or both legs and often their genitals to crude homemade bombs the Taliban insurgents bury in dirt roads and pathways.

Insurgents often make the bombs using a plastic bucket packed with explosive ammonium nitrite fertilizer and a simple “trigger” made with two sticks of wood or a discarded plastic bottle that completes a circuit and detonates when crushed. The crude components make the bombs more difficult to detect than those once made with metal parts.

Today is memorial day, so in the midst of your barbeques, social excursions and beach outings, reflect on those who are serving our country; for this is what today is really all about.

The lost of our their limbs and their lives our service men and women face, is the sacrifice they make each day.