The bells are ringing, the children are singing, and the hustle and bustle of our daily lives just became a little more frantic. Thanksgiving was our opportunity to gather with friends and family to express our gratitude for loved ones, our successes and even overcoming our hardships. As the glow and pounds of Thanksgiving Day fades, we prepare for another round of family gatherings, buying gifts and decorating our homes. Traditionally during this time of year, most of us will celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza. It is a joyous time to reconnect with our families, friends and faith.