Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to all...

I have explored Christmas from a few different perspectives this year. From the view of my friends for whom Christmas means family and copious amounts of food and drink. From the view of a customer who has no family at all. And from the view of myself as a single woman, having her first Christmas ever on her own. I have learned a few things:

  1. It’s about the moments. Moments of laughter. Moments of surprise. Moments of simple beauty.
  2. The best gift is watching the sincere reaction of delight when someone is truly grateful for what you’ve given them.
  3. Family can be any one at any time.
  4. $20 can go a very long way when necessary.
  5. It’s only one day. Make giving and receiving a daily practice.

So, however you have chosen to spend this day, may peace be upon you and yours. Be well.

tall penguin

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