Happy December Family and Friends,
On the morning of December 1st, I laid in bed and looked out my bedroom skylight to think and prepare for the busy Saturday ahead of me. All of a sudden I saw a shooting star beaming with light that illuminated all the walls of my bedroom. If I blinked I would have missed the remarkable sight. I paused at first to process it's undeniable beauty and then smiled. What an amazing way to commence the month.
For me, Christmas has always been a time of hope. My siblings and I were raised in an impoverished community in Trinidad and I've always reflected on how Christmas lights made such a positive impact and brought happiness and hope to the neighboring families.
Each year on Christmas day I was given a special red apple. It's been a memory that I've reflected on each Christmas season. The gift of an apple was such a treat for me and my siblings. The teachers at Sunday School taught us to remember and be thankful for the gifts we are given in this world. As many of you know that I am a Christian believer and Christmas, for me, represents the ultimate gift that God gave his people; his son, Jesus.
In many religions and spiritual beliefs there are so many stories that show how joy can be received when giving and sharing gifts. It has been an essential part of the Christmas season for me. Although, the best gifts are of the intangible kind: kindness, thoughtfulness, warmth, affection, care and even extra well-spent time with someone.
There are many individuals who are pained and who struggle during this holiday season. It can be difficult for those who may have just lost a loved one, taking care of a loved one who is sick, and those who serve our country and can't be home with their families. My mission each and every year in light of the holiday season is to be a positive presence and provide as many gifts to as many people as I can.
We look forward to seeing you in Allure Spa this month. Each year the Allure team makes it a priority to create special experiences for our clients during the holiday season!