As I write this it is Christmas Eve eve – the day before the day before! Not long now until families gather, gifts are exchanged and the feasting begins. For some people it is a time of joy and excitement, for others a reminder of what they lack or have lost. For other people it’s a rare opportunity to stop and relax and for yet others a chance to reflect on the reason for the season.
I’ve always been quite partial to Christmas. I’m not sure quite what it is: the sense of anticipation? …the associated traditions? …the joy you see from children? I’m also a gift-giver so thoroughly enjoy the process of buying, wrapping and bestowing gifts on those I love. And perhaps that is the essence of Christmas – the giving rather than receiving, the sharing and the caring.
Whatever your circumstances, I’d like to take the opportunity to wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas, and hope that you get to enjoy a special day. And, as Christmas passes and thoughts inevitably move to the New Year to come, I would also like to wish you all the very best for 2017.
And, with one last note, in the spirit of giving I have a couple of special promotions coming up on my e-books. Maybury Place will be free for three days from December 25th to December 27th and The Bell Curve available for $0.99 from January 1st to January 6th.
Best wishes for the festive season…and see you on the other side!