Ho! Ho! Ho!
I can’t imagine too many of you are here today and I’d hope that’s the case but if you are, know this:
I had a friend ask me the other day in all seriousness whether I liked this gig and all the stuff that goes with it, especially the workload.
I tried to explain what this little part of the world – and a rather large part of my life – is, exactly. And it was hard.
Maybe it’s a big old family, with an old crotchety uncle or two, a sibling you can probably do without, an issue or two that you have to deal with while rolling your eyes or smirking or simply gritting your teeth and getting through it. But it’s family and you take the good with the bad and make the most of everything you do.
Or maybe it’s as we’ve discussed before, a grand and raucous cocktail party where everyone is talking at once and sometimes no one is listening to anyone else as they prattle on and you seek a quiet corner and a lovely conversation to get away from the hubbub. But it’s fun to watch the people, enjoy the company, enjoy the bash.
It is in no way perfect or even close to it; it is sometimes hard, sometimes laughable, sometimes delightful, sometimes a chore.
But it is ours and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Pardon the sappiness – you know I don’t do it well – but from the bottom of my heart I wish you and yours nothing but sweetness and light and peace and prosperity on this day.
And on all the days that follow.