Last week my dad called me and told me that my grandmother had passed away. Grandma Kubish was 100 years old and had a full good life. She had 10 children. my dad being next to the oldest. So Friday after Christmas Debbie and I drove to Jackson, MI to attend her celebration service. To see someone’s life affect so many others is such a blessing. It reminded me how we all have a circle of influence and that we can make someone’s life better because of spending time with them or just encouraging them on a regular basis. As we look towards 2009 let me challenge you to make a extra effort to be the person that takes time to help and encourage others.