No time for rancor on Christmas day!
As we look back on 2012, there is little that occurred for which we will be eternally grateful. We are in a fiscal and political quagmire, and our President refuses to lead. Turmoil in the middle east continues to rage, as the Arab spring forward looks more like the Arab fall back into the abyss. There is more economic and global uncertainty facing the United States than in any time since World War II. Superstorm Sandy has rekindled the frenetic fires of the climate change crowd, and the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut has once again placed gun control front and center in the national spotlight. 2013 will be a very, very challenging year to say the least.
The picture in today’s blog is taken from my living room window in Colorado. It’s Christmas, it’s snowing, and my whole family is here, drinking hot chocolate and arguing with one another. What else can a dad ask for?!
So it is in times such as these that we must take deep breaths and put things in perspective. As depressing as the real world is, it is reduced to relative irrelevance by the sublime hug from a daughter, or the omniscient smirk from a teenage son.
The picture in today’s blog is taken from my living room window in Colorado. It’s Christmas, it’s snowing, and my whole family is here, drinking hot chocolate and arguing with one another. What else can a dad ask for?! Anyway, a decorated Christmas tree and stockings hanging over the fireplace are like silencers.
We’ll have plenty time in the weeks and months ahead to despair over events largely out of our control. These next few days, we can exert our influence. So let’s make the best of them! I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful few days with your families.