Sunday Morning Reflections are always off the cuff. I never know what's on my mind until I sit down and start writing and somehow, with your help, I always try and make a point. Well, this morning, after a rare eleven hours of sleep, I've got this stupid smile on my face. I'm simply happy.
I remember my grandmother, when I was a crabby obnoxious kid in the morning, would say to me, "Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed!" It never made sense to me, since my bed was against the wall and I only had one side I could wake up on.
So, I've got two points this morning to share...
First, don't under-estimate the importance of sleep. Your body is like a bank account and when you're running on minimum sleep, sooner or later you're going to overdraw your account! Lately sleep has been at a minimum and the bags under my eyes are making me look more and more like Yoda!
Second, and here's where the stupid smile comes in this morning...I love this time of year. It doesn't matter whether you're into Christmas or Chanukah - it's a time of year that everybody is working a little harder to be nicer to each other. It's a time when holiday spirit is redefined over and over again in dozens of ways.
So, in the spirit of the holidays I'm sending nothing but holiday cheer your way. And, for those of you who think it's sappy and even a little hokey, it's time to get with the program. The year is coming to a close and a new year is on our doorstep. We've got eleven days left of 2015 and it's the perfect time to thank you for your support, feedback and often inspiration over the past eleven and a half months.
Cherish today and appreciate your family, the love in your life and even the challenges. Hug somebody special and always for at least eleven seconds and most important of all, give yourself a big hug. You're part of an amazing industry and every day you help people turn memories into tangible moments they can enjoy forever.
Happy Holidays, the best is yet to come.
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