How do you engage the Holiday season? Growing up in a family moved by music, I knew it was Christmas time when my mother started to play the Temptations Christmas Card Album. There was no denying the smooth sounds of: Dennis Edwards, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin and Otis Williams oh yes the holiday spirit was in full swing! Tree trimming, baking cookies and time with family was just around the corner.
In keeping with tradition, this year, I kicked off the holiday with the Temptation's Christmas Album (of course) but had the opportunity to give back in some other ways as well:
- Mom & I went to breakfast with friends
- I read to 70 students at Laurel Elementary School in Compton, CA with a literacy program called Operation Teddy Bear
- I participated in a Toy Drive to benefit sick children at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
- It was my pleasure to produce and direct "The First Christmas" a series of monologues written by the Skit Guys
As 2016 comes to an end, please take a moment to share your talent, love and time with someone. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa!