Informed Families Catalyst

President's Message - November 2015

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on November 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Peggy_Sapp_headshot_2010_smallGiving Thanks & Giving Gifts Are Similar

Thanksgiving signifies a time of gratitude for all things. As we gather with our families for delicious dinners prepared with the best trimmings, we reflect deeply on what truly means the most to us and express gratitude for those things.

Giving thanks and giving gifts are similar...and they may be one and the same. They are the flow of love and gratitude. If you are not sharing love and gratitude, it is easy to become stagnant and stressed, which is not healthy.

This is the season when merchants really push us to say thanks and give gifts their way. I encourage you to consider a different way to say thank you and to give gifts — sit down and write someone a note and share your appreciation for what they have done in your life. It is not just a gift to the person receiving your note but it will be a gift to you because it will make you healthier and happier. Why? Because giving and receiving are part of the same spiritual energy. When and what you give will be returned to you many fold.

Stop rushing around the stores, stressing out about what to buy, how to pay for it, wrap it and ship it; make yourself a nice cup of tea and write a note or letter to someone who has made a difference in
your life. This really is a gift that will keep on giving.

So let me say to each of you (our friends, donors, partners, staff members, board members, Ambassadors, families, educators) who have supported and helped Informed Families over the last 33 years, I am deeply grateful and I thank you. I know Informed Families has achieved our success because of you and your generous gifts! There is nothing more precious or important than The Gift of a Drug Free Future.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Topics: President's Message, holidays, drug free, thanksgiving

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We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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