Merry Christmas 2010!
Here in Louisville, Kentucky with the Tiebens Family on White Christmas morning!
This is my 16th Christmas here with the Tiebens Family and every year, I look forward to spending some time with Gary’s family! Being here is the highlight of our Christmas!
However, every year – like clock work, I get “cranky” as let’s face it… this is the busiest time of the year where I set up my campaigns for the coming year, and at the same time, I have to take care of the family’s “social life”, shopping for gifts, sending out cards, attending social functions, making arrangements for house sitting and yes, packing for the holidays. Needless to say, this is the time when I get really get cranky from stress and lack of sleep!
However, as I nestle on my airplane seat – with a nice glass of Bailey’s On The Rocks – I start to unwind and appreciate the fact that we’re having a wonderful Christmas surrounded by a loving and united family and how truly grateful we are to have this opportunity. Some people couldn’t stand being around family but we are so blessed that we have over 24 members who truly love each others!
The Schweitzer Family hosts our annual sit-down Christmas dinner, complete with elegant fine china, stemware, silverware and candles everywhere! A real treat indeed!
As we were having dinner last night, the snow started falling! It was BEAUTIFUL!!!
I just woke up, still warn and cozy in bed.. Garrett is still asleep next to me and Gary is already putting salt on the driveway… we woke up to a White Christmas!
I couldn’t resist sharing my sentiments with you to remind you to be mindful of giving LOVE on Christmas Day and everyday!
One of my favorite Christmas Classics is “Give Love On Christmas Day…” If you don’t know that song, here’s my favorite few lines I am writing from memory:
“People making lists… buying special gifts
Taking time to be kind to one and all…
It’s that time of year, when good friends are dear,
And you wish you could give more than just presents from the store…
Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day…
Even the man who has everything, would be so happy if you would bring
Him love on Christmas Day…
NO GREATER GIFT IS THERE THAN LOVE… ”
Yes, I am guilty… I get cranky… sometimes I am not fun to be around especially when I am so focused on finishing a task.
I want to remind you all that we do what we do because of the people who matter to us… the people we do all this for…
Let us show them that the time we take away from them is worth it by being kind to those around us….
Let’s continue to give LOVE not just on Christmas day but make everyday a Holiday!
Cheering You On To Your Success!