The fall season comes so quickly for most. The new season often brings schedule changes, the anticipation of many activities and festive celebrations. As you begin to receive invitations and opportunities remember to be considerate of those extending the invitation. Make your decision and respond. Consider your responsibilities quickly and realistically. Either make a commitment to attend or decline, then RSVP. May I say immediately? Graciously communicate to the host your appreciation and your decision. Remember to respond according to the details of the invitation, number of people attending, if children are included, and items to bring. If you do plan to attend an event begin to secure arrangements such as a trusted babysitter, proper attire, special transportation, work schedules, the purchase of a gift, even meal planning may be required. Making these arrangements in advance and following through on a commitment will protect relationships and secure a pleasurable time for everyone.