Happy Holidays

Happy Christmas Eve Day!

I know I owe you a part 2 on a previous post about the economy. The  last 2 weeks have been insane, and frankly today is not the day to talk economy.

I love this time of year, the holiday season. My family and I celebrate Christmas. While we are not a church going family, all the messages of the meaning of Christmas are not lost on us over the presents and unfortunate commercialism of the season.  One does not need to subscribe to a particular religion to agree that being kind, helpful and thankful are basic tenets of being a good human being. While the rights to Christmas may be held by a particular religion,  that religion also spreads the message of love, brotherhood and selflessness.

Without getting all religious, it’s hard to discuss the season without acknowledging it.

I love this time of year because it reminds me to hit the refresh button on all the attitudes one should have in life. Be kind, be patient,  be considerate, be compassionate, and love thy neighbor.  I ask that you all may take a moment to consider these things.  I understand the stress family gatherings can have,  I’m not sure I got all the gifts I was supposed to, I can’t remember if we got the all the holiday cards out.  That stuff is not important.

What’s important is that we take a step back and take a moment to be thankful for all we have.  As I consider all that I know who read my little inane rantings on this blog, I appreciate the relationships that I have with all of you. Some are family , some are friends, old college buddies, pals from a previous life on the other side of the country, and a whole slew of business and industry friends.

I know I’m a very lucky person and have many great things to be thankful for. In the grand scheme of things I have nothing to truly complain about.  I hope the same for you and your loved ones in this holiday season.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

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2 Responses to Happy Holidays

  1. John Kelsey says:

    Well said Chris. In the misdt of it all, I hope you have a chance to just sit and be – in front of the fire with a glass of wine, eggnog or some special Holiday Brew and enjoy the moment. We all need to do so more often….

  2. Christo says:

    …and Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

    All the best,
    Christo

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