Right now, companies all over the US are talking about next Friday: Black Friday! Either companies are closed, and the employees have the day off to go spur the economy, or companies are open. Those that are open may have low seniority people at the desks, or people who don’t care about taking the day off and would rather “bite the bullet” and come in for the day after Thanksgiving. US Postal service is in effect, and therefore it counts as a rescission day. But lock desks, and loan sales, will slow down next week with the holiday coming up.

Maybe folks are out there thinking about their upcoming holiday parties, assuming lay-offs have not been too dramatic and they’re actually going to have one.  If your in a position, employed, with holiday party to look forward to consider yourself lucky and blessed.  As we approach these holidays, there is a percentage of the country that is not so well off.  If we have the capacity to help or assist others we should take advantage of that, and make that happen.  For it is time to take action; help those in NEED and realize that there is no better feeling, its the right thing to do.  Simply help when possible.

Like most of America I’ve gained a little weight lately, so I decided that I needed to figure out an exercise routine. I happened upon this one:

“Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-LB potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, and then relax. Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-LB potato sacks. Then try0 50-LB potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-LB potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack.

Kevin J. Lawson