On a brisk Christmas Eve in New York City, I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season. 2013 is coming to a close, and now is the time for gifts–not necessarily the ones that can be bought in stores. I’m thinking of my family, my friends, my good health, and my recently reanimated writing career. I have many things to be thankful for this season, and my wish for all of you is that you, too, will recognize and cherish the truly good things in your lives.
A new computer app and a pair of fuzzy slippers are lovely, but they aren’t the main event. Let’s all think about the people who give us those things. If you’re a Christian, think about the man whose birth is being celebrated. Even non-religious types like me can appreciate someone whose life was devoted to improving the world. It certainly needs improving, but there are many wonderful things in it, and we often take them for granted. If we’re wise, we’re grateful for them.
I wish you the gifts of wisdom and gratitude. Happy holidays!