I’d like to share a little story with you all.

Now I know 99% of our blogs are wedding focused, but today I’d like to focus on welcoming 2015.

Yesterday, in the midst of the blistery weather and usual Saturday grocery store and chaos, I stood on line waiting to pay for some items I picked up for my Grandfather. A very nice woman grabbed my attention and asked if I had a coupon for the cases of water I was purchasing. I politely replied yes and graciously thanked her for her offer. From that simple little coupon offer, started a conversation about the need for all people to be kind and appreciate one another – that there is more to kindness than just saying “have a nice day,” but going out of the way to make a difference. That conversation opened my eyes to look at 2015 in a different way.

I was raised to pay it forward, and to treat others like I want to be treated, and I most certainly have lived my life doing those things.  But this year will be different. It’s time to turn it up a notch.

The world we live in is stressful and busy, filled with anger and hatred. We are so consumed by our phones and tablets with the need for instant gratification that we forget to lift up our heads and see the world.

Today I am asking you to do just that. Pick up your head, put your phone down and look at the world. Smile at the people that pass you buy, hug the people who need comfort, love each other, and be happy that we are alive. Help us create a better future for our friends, families, neighbors and strangers.

Welcome to the world 2015!

West Hills Country Club can’t wait to see what wonderful things are in store for us and all those around us.

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Here’s to another year of greatness!