Consider This: Merry Christmas and Happy 2016

The Holidays are here and this year, more people than ever are able to travel.  Gas prices are helping people be able to afford to hit the road.  It's great to see that after years of economic uncertainty, tight finances and worries over employment…more people now have the means to be with friends and family for Christmas.

But it is also a time to reflect back on 2015.  It has been a challenging year.  A year of tragedy in South Carolina, the U.S. and abroad.

And because of that… fear seems to be a component of almost any conversation. Fear of terrorism. Of refugees. Fear for our personal safety. Fear for our loss of privacy.

Use this time with the ones you love to focus on what's important.  Laugh, Eat and don't let those moments pass you by.  Do your part to make 2016 a good one and address any fears rather than living with them.

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