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President’s Message

Happy Holidays to our Leschi Community

This time of year, we reflect on what has happened in our lives and look ahead to the year to come. Laughter, tears, happiness, heartache, high achievements, simple joys and moments of intense love...such a variety of feelings can happen, even in a day’s time. We cannot control our surroundings, Mother Nature, others’ choices, but we can control our minds.

Gratitude for where you are today is a personal way we can manifest change in a positive way. It can be so easy to fall into the frustrations of the outer world. Begin your day with gratitude of the life that is only in your hands: your own. Be easy on yourself. Sometimes we can be our own worst critics. The air you breathe each day, the friendships you savor, the warmth of your home—no matter how large or small are some of the gifts we sometimes take for granted. Our Senior Center is filled with a variety of activities and delicious lunches prepared Monday–Friday. You only have to step outside, view Mt. Rainier and the lake, and contemplate the beauty all around us to appreciate life here.

Our Holiday Party is on December 5, at 7:30pm. We invite you to enjoy the Violet Light String Quartet from Garfield High. Last year’s student musicians were a delightful addition to our annual party. Please come to the Central Area Community Center on 30th Ave. S. We will have refreshments, including both wine and non-alcoholic beverages and other edible treats for your enjoyment. Please come and mingle with your neighbors, make new friends and take a moment out of your schedule to simply be appreciated for coming.

Looking forward to 2019, we have some exciting programs ahead. Due to the holidays, we will not have a program in January. In February we are going to have a wine tasting/festive pre-Valentine’s Day program. It will be held on Saturday, February 9 in the large meeting room at the Community Center. This will replace our first of the month meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. Steve Mullen from Grocery Outlet will be presenting wines and will be offering a 20% discount off already amazing prices, for a purchase of six bottles or more. Then in the spring, we will be offering another earthquake preparedness program in conjunction with other neighboring communities.

To all of you, I wish you a year ending with peace and a New Year filled with hope, dreams, new friendships, renewed energy and a heart filled with great love.

Warm regards,

Janice Merrill Brown

President, Leschi Community Council

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