December 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and BEST WISHES for 2016!
The Secret to Happiness:
I recently heard a speech based on research that determined that people who are thankful are happier.
I believe they are right.
I am thankful for what God has given me,
I am thankful for my family,
I am thankful for my job that gives me an opportunity to make a difference,
And I am thankful for YOU!
Whether you celebrate Christmas, celebrated Hanukkah, or celebrate another Holiday….Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year!

 
My Vacation to Israel:

My husband and I recently returned from a personal vacation to Israel. The trip was historic, spiritual, and impactful.  We visited Biblical sites, toured areas overlooking the Lebanon and Syrian

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Lesko’s in Israel

borders, went inside a bomb shelter near the Gaza Strip that also served as school playground equipment, touched the Western Wall in Jerusalem, went into Palestinian territory when visiting Bethlehem, listened to a speech at an ancient amphitheater built by King Herod, and sailed the Sea of Galilee.
Unlike what many may think, we felt safe in Israel.  The security there is tight, almost everyone is a veteran since all men and women have to serve 2-3 years in the military, and one of the hotels we stayed at was housing a bunch of soldiers carrying their M-16’s. Eating buffet breakfast and riding on a hotel elevator with young men and women carrying rifles was a new experience for me!
Like all vacations, I am now happy to be home.  I am thankful that I was able to visit Israel and I am thankful that I get to celebrate Christmas with my family and friends.  The Legislative Session starts January 11th.   I’ve been busy working for months.  I’m sure I’ll have a lot of news for you in my next update.

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