October 2021 – Exclamation Points!

What’s on Your Fall Calendar? 

Jess Stuart with Tim and Patti Kaminski buzzin’ around at the Great Grown Up Spelling Bee benefitting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County.

There’s a slight chill in the air, and I for one am ready for all things fall. Football, community events, holidays – they are all on my calendar this month. What about your calendar? Have you been to FortBendFocus.com lately to see what’s going on in our community? We feature a list of Community Events that are updated routinely in our ever-changing climate. So, if you and your family are looking for something fun to put on your calendar, visit FortBendFocus.com for the latest in community events. And if you are hosting a non-profit community event, please e-mail your information to grace@absolutelyfocusmedia.com so we can share.

An important calendar event this month is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Flu Shot Toy Drive. This annual event happens Saturday, October 9th at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 to 11 am. Bring a toy for the Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s Santa’s Exchange who provides toys for families in need, and receive a free flu vaccination. Best of all – it’s a drive thru vaccination – you don’t even have to get out of your car!  There’s no advance registration – just show up with a new toy and get vaccinated. It’s the perfect way to help our community, get in the holiday spirit and protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season.

Another way to protect yourself is IV Nutrition Therapy, a wellness trend that is a great way to boost your vitamin levels this fall.  In our cover story, Allure Aesthetics shares this therapy and others for both looking and feeling great in the coming months through non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the face and body. Learn more on page 8. A visit to Allure is a great thing to put on your calendar this fall!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are so many resources right here in Fort Bend. In our Focus on the Cure, we highlight some of these resources and share some vital information as we continue to fight this disease that affects one in eight women in our country. And ladies, if you haven’t scheduled your mammogram this year, please get that on your calendar.

We’ve talked a great deal about filling up our calendars, but I for one am now focused on filling up my calendar with the right stuff, the important stuff for my family, my community, my tribe. I believe Henry David Thoreau said it best. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants.  The question is, what are we busy about?”

I hope you fill up your calendar with the important stuff – the stuff that fulfills you and yours this fall.

Stay focused!