Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
– Colin Powell
“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.”
– Harlan Miller
T’was The Night Before Christmas With A Fire Safety Twist
T’was the Night Before Christmas
And all the through the house,
Everyone was sleeping, even the mouse.
When all of a sudden, there appeared some light smoke, then the smoke alarm sounded and everyone woke. Off in the distance a fire began to grow, when all of a sudden it began to slow. Then what to my wondering eyes did appear? A group of firefighters, in full turnout gear! And I heard one exclaim to the others with a shout. “THIS HOME HAS SPRINKLERS! THE FIRE IS OUT!” As they drove away, they were all full of cheer, that the sprinklers work every day of the year.
One of my fire inspector shared this little poem at work. I hope you get a kick out of it like we did!
Merry Christmas Eves Eve
Traditionally my family will celebrate Christmas Eves Eve with a family party! Usually one of my aunties will throw a HUGE family party and we celebrate with good food, fun drinks and a Christmas gift exchange. This year it’s a little different since today fell on a Monday, still a workday. So instead we’re moving it to tomorrow and will celebrate on Christmas Eve which is a little different but still fun none the less. Will there be a gift exchange like The White Elephant? Who knows? Either way we will be decked out in cheer, toasting to the holidays and singing Christmas songs at the top of our lungs!
What are some of your Christmas or Holiday traditions?
“Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca
First Day Of Winter
Have you ever wondered what the Winter Solstice really is? Have a look, by clicking the button above. It gives an overview and may answer some questions that you’ve been wondering about.
“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”
— J.B. Priestley
“Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.”
– Dory, Finding Nemo