December is half over. My plans to come off the road by Thanksgiving and spend December enjoying my fireplace have fizzled. I'm still on the road. But I'm not complaining. I'm enjoying the Christmas decorations in several parts of the world. It is fun to experience the local customs that all celebrate the birth of Christ, one way or another. Some cultures create elaborate tree displays. Others create elaborate nativity scenes. Saint Nicholas plays a big part in many
as Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Pere Noel, Babbo Natale, Pelznichel, Santa Claus. Hanukkah celebrates the festival of lights about this time.
In a world filled with division and strife, I look forward to the feeling of peace and inclusion that Christmas brings.The world stops to honor a birth 2000 years ago that took place in a small piece of land that has no geological reason to be important to anyone, except that it is. This tiny area filled with sand, and not much else, is considered sacred by three major religions. Makes you wonder why, doesn't it?
For the last 20 years, I've held a Winter Solstice party at my home on Dec 21. Somehow celebrating the return of the light at the darkest day of the year seemed appropriate. Anyway, it was a great excuse for a party!
However you celebrate the season, I hope you may do so with family and friends who are precious to you. I've learned that we should never pass up the opportunity to celebrate. "Life is uncertain: eat desert first" might be a good motto to follow.
I thank all my readers for sharing a part of your time with me this past year. I hope you find ideas to make your selling life better. And, I appreciate your indulging me in my holiday rants.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and wonderful things in the New Year. The Bryson
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