Monthly Archives: November 2011
I was flipping through the latest copy of Better Homes and Gardens this week, admiring the houses all decorated for the holidays. The wonderful pictures showing the combination of cold weather, snow, lights and decorations brought me back to many years of great Christmases in New England. I remembered the fancy nutcracker Christmas celebrations at … Continue reading
Celebrations are great. And those who read this newsletter and my blogs know that I am always looking for ways and reasons to celebrate (that must be the Italian in me). So celebrating a day of gratitude is a good thing. But why celebrate one day? I know this week all of us writers and … Continue reading
You are heading over to family or friends for Thanksgiving – you know they will ask what you are thankful for. What will you say? What are you really thankful for?
I was out in Vegas recently speaking for a large automotive association. After a long flight from Florida, I was ready to quickly grab a cab and head to my hotel. I exited the baggage claim area to see nearly 300 people in the cab line. Stop. Freeze. Wait. Version 1 response: Anger. Frustration. Some … Continue reading
We plan our lives by the annual holiday calendar. And if we didn’t remember, the stores remind us with holiday decorations, music and extra newspaper ads months before the actual holidays. All this fanfare and fuss over a day or a couple of days a year seems crazy to me. What if instead every day … Continue reading