Last week Friday, my son had an amazing opportunity to do a job shadow with Alderwoman Coggs. It was a day off of school and I couldn’t imagine a better time for him to learn more about a career he shows interest in. A few weeks ago, I posted some of my son’s Aldermanic ideas to Facebook and Alderwoman Coggs reached out to me so we could set up a job shadow.
Ah, I know, the "hallmark" holiday has arrived and retailers have no storage of bright red and pink hearts, and fancy chocolates to delight us and entice us into buying gifts for those that we love.
Welcome to 2016! Happy New Year!
Recently, I read a story about how the admittedly introverted Shonda Rhimes, the force behind prime time television hits, such as "Grey's Anatomy," and "Scandal," decided to start saying "Yes" to everything, including her three children. She even wrote a book about it, "Year of Yes." I was inspired by Rhimes to write my own "yes" story, too, about my son and the huge power of such a small word.
I remember hearing stories of friends who were born on or very close to Christmas day and the pity from others. The questions were never-ending, "Does your family combine your gifts?" "Do you get cake?" "When do you celebrate?"