Sometimes you feel all fa-la-la-la-la. Sometimes you don’t.

I debated staying out of your inbox this week.

  • Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas.
  • Maybe you do, and you’d rather mark the occasion without emails like mine.
  • Maybe you’re too busy to even look at your email. By the time you stumble across this one it’ll be old news.

Here I am anyway, and here’s why: The holiday season is all about connecting.

Whether you celebrate any or all of these days, there’s something in the air this time of year. Something worth celebrating.

Yes, the ads start too early. The stores are too crowded. We’re way too busy.

The Christmas carols we’ve been hearing since October, for cryin’ out loud, have just about worn out their welcome. All of that.

And. When we let go of the complaints and criticism and social com

mentary, the holiday season is all about connecting.

Connecting to tradition. Connecting to spiritual life. Connecting to each other.

That’s where you come in. I’m grateful for the connection we’ve created. For the fact that you read my weekly newsletter. For the delightful and sometimes hilarious replies you write.

Every bit of our virtual conversation is a gift. I’m celebrating that today. I’m celebrating you today.

As we head toward the New Year, I have high hopes for you, your work, and your success. And, yes, I have hope for my own business as well.

In the meantime, should the holiday hoopla feel a bit overwhelming … think of me standing in front of the Christmas tree, holding my little brother’s hand and scowling.

Then join me in celebrating our connection.

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