A special treat for you today. A good friend of mine and long time Westsider, Eric Close is with us. Eric has a successful career in Hollywood, starring in shows like Without a Trace and Nashville and movies American Sniper. He also starred and directed in a couple hallmark Christmas films recently. He ended up in central Oregon in the 90’s when he starred in McKenna which was filmed here. It was then that he connected with Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in which he now serves as a board member. He lives in Tumalo with his wonderful wife Keri and has two beautiful daughters. We sat down recently at his home and talked about the importance of and challenge it can be to be grateful.