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How to Confront Frequent Increases in Costs of Living

Prices on the majority of goods and services have increased significantly over the last year-plus. Financial analysts report that inflation has reached heights that haven’t been seen in 41 years. According to the United States Department of Labor, the consumer price index, which measures changes in how much Americans pay for good and services, rose 0.4 percent in September.

The Meaning of November

The Meaning of November

The month of November brings many thoughts and memories to a community that is filled with thoughtful, caring people. The Forney Education Foundation is blessed to be composed of these same individuals who together create a family - a family that plans for the future and raises funds that directly benefit the students and teachers of Forney ISD.

Cracker Jacks
Cracker Jacks

Cracker Jacks

Silver alerts are terrifying. Don’t misunderstand. Amber alerts make me queasy and cause tears to spring forth from my eyes, too. True crime aficionado that I am, I know it’s not easy to get an Amber alert issued. When the alarm on your phone goes off, it means a determination has been made that a child is in immediate danger. Similarly, the Silver Alert Network requires that the missing person meets certain criteria: over 65, diagnosed mental impairment, etc. Both represent groups that are defenseless, dependent on others for basic care, and possess an innocence that makes the entire situation heart breaking. Thankfully, I’ve never been directly affected by either. Still, I remember the day I skirted a silver alert. My mom had gotten lost trying to find her old job. She wanted to visit the senior center where she’d been the activities director for many years. She wound up in South Dallas, on the wrong highway, with no clue how to get home. Thankfully, she had the wherewithal to call me from the cell phone she remembered to bring along. I was able to fulfill the role of rescuer that day, but it started a domino effect of the loss of her independence. As I took her keys from her, blaming her doctor and falsely agreeing with her claims of excellent motoring skills, I paused to think back on my mother’s history of driving. Marsha was heck on wheels. Let us revisit.

Thanksgiving: Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. It’s important to be grateful, not just on Thanksgiving, but each and every day. Rather than lamenting what you feel is lacking in your life, begin each new day by developing an attitude of gratitude. Take inventory of your blessings and you will be surprised at just how much you have to be thankful for.

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