Even though they are all charities, it’s still such a strain to be an officer for so many worthy causes.But, we have to remember, especially at this time of year, that we are helping those who are simply less fortunate. Many of us have or will send out cards that comprise a photo collage from the past year.
Emily is busy as usual with her modeling and voice lessons.
It’s good practice for her as we are sure she will be elected Homecoming Queen, just as her mother was.
As we approach the holiday season, we are faced with yet another opportunity to pause in the midst of all the excitement, decorations, and commercialization, to consider again the origin of Christmas--the One whose birth we celebrate.
Let's not forget the true meaning of why we celebrate during this time of year.
It's not a toy, not even the $80,000 automotive kind that big girls and boys like. Essayist Jim Spangler spent much of his working life at and around newspapers, during which he met people from many walks of life.
But it was as a small town Iowa teenager, working a paper route, that he says he learned some of his first lessons about profit, people, and prejudice: When I hung up my newspaper bag for the last time 58-years-ago, the Clinton (IA) Herald, my home town daily, was delivered and paid for by every single one of the 68 families on my route.
The letter that does not let the spirit of the season interfere with the writer’s enthusiasm for their own triumphs.
Having received a few of these over the years set me to thinking – what would the ultimate Christmas brag letter sound like?
Well…try this one: “Dear friends, relatives and business subordinates, The Christmas season is a perfect time for our family to reflect on all our many accomplishments over the past year and review them for our acquaintances.
Another reason is that Bill’s direct reports tell him how important our letter is because it is such an inspiration for our employees and their families.