We are all fortified by traditions. They plan an important part in our lives. Traditions provide patterns on which we can depend and they give us security, a sense of belonging.

A tradition is more than just something that has been handed down. It comes from the heart. A tradition is something that you believe in dearly and would like to see handed down to your children.

Granted, in our hectic way of life today, some of the traditional ways of doing things can not help but to be changed. However, some of them can.

Traditions are important to all of us and most of them have helped us to grow, and even make us think a little more. So I ask you, before changing, or even eliminating your traditions, consider how much they have affected you and what you have learned from them. It might just change your mind . . .