Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy December 25th!

Today is a widely observed by millions around the world. For some it is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Christ child. For others it is a civil holiday, celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians. Some of you may be celebrating in traditional style. Others of you may not. Many have the day off work. Other must be at work. Some are able to be with family. Again, others are not. As a child growing up in Canada, we would gather ‘round the radio to hear the King’s Speech (or the Queen’s Speech), after which we would open presents, eat a special dinner served on dishes reserved for special occasions, and have food treats such as Halva and fruit cake. Often the afternoon would again find us grouped around the radio listening to “A Christmas Carol” or Perry Como. It was a “must” to think of at least one thing for which we were grateful. It turned into a tradition that I still honor. Take a moment today to think of at least one thing for which you are grateful. You may not have everything you would wish for; you do have something for which to be grateful. Happiness is a choice. Today, hang out with happy people because happiness seems to rub off on each other. Whatever your style, whatever you do, whomever you are with, my wish is that you have a happy, rewarding, and fulfilling day. I am low-keying it myself, surrounded by a very small circle of family-of-choice…

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