Here’s to the darkest month of the year on this northern hemisphere of Earth. Here’s to the cold that drives us inside together on winter nights. Here’s to the dull sun that mildly lights our days so that we can keep our eyes wide open without sunglasses as we prepare for a new year. Here’s to December!
Here’s to a fresh chance at sharing all the heartfelt things that were left unsaid during Thanksgiving. Here’s to taking the time to find thoughtful gifts for our loved ones, gifts that shine a little light in the winter darkness. Here’s to pondering new resolves for the coming seasons of light and growth.
Here’s to walking the airport corridors in the midst of fellow travelers rushing home to their mommies and daddies, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. Here’s to the workers who continue to smile upon us as we are unsettled by flight delays and missed connections. Here’s to the miracles of technology that allow us to cross great distances to gaze directly into the eyes of those we hold dear.
Here’s to the holiday boon in sales that help keep our businesses in operation, and keep people at work. Here’s to all the employees who run our services while we take time off. Here’s to the contemplation of greater things: why we are here, what values we hold, and how we fit together in the grand scheme of things.
Here’s to you and your loved ones, and to the opportunities that you might harvest for yourself and those around you this December!