Slippery slope of the holiday season

Paul W. Smith, DetroitNews

I can handle this swing of 40 degrees in just a couple of days. I’ll never complain about such a warm November as we’ve had thus far, even if we are in the middle of an about-face.

Born and raised in Michigan, we are familiar with those times when we experience all four seasons separated by a few days, rather than a few months.

What I am having trouble accepting is that Thanksgiving is coming Thursday!

And though I’ll also never complain about one of my favorite holidays being just around the corner, the reality has hit me that we’re about to slide down the slippery slope of the holiday season.

Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and bam! The year is over. That is what I’m having a hard time with.

I am reminded of this quote from W. Clement Stone: “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”

Which leads me to this opportunity to share that this Monday from 6-9 a.m. we invite you to join us for a live, on-location broadcast of my show at the beautiful, new and dazzlingly impressive Motor City Harley-Davidson at 24800 Haggerty Road in Farmington Hills.

It’s our third annual “Hunger Free in The D” radiothon.

Stop by on your way to work to the WJR live broadcast and reception to once again benefit The Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Forgotten Harvest.

The couple that started it all, Tom and Vicki Celani, will match dollar for dollar all donations up to $150,000 through the Celani Family Foundation.

Visit for more information.

“The Paul W. Smith Show” is on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.