Henri and I wish each of you the Merriest of Christmases, the Happiest of Holidays, and a Happy, Healthy, and Safe 2009.
The Holiday Season is a time to reflect on whatís truly important in your lives. Family, friends, health, and happiness. Weíre all aware of the tough times laid out before us, and the Holidays always give us hope. I understand it is difficult to stay positive with all thatís happening with economies and conflicts both here and abroad. Try to stay positive, itís good for your heart and health, and good for those around you.
Iíve noticed in my local area that this Season is really no different than past Holidaysófolks seem generally upbeat, mostly happy. I donít know if itís the Christmas spirit, or just a general feeling that weíre all in this together, but in any case, itís good to see the Toys For Tots bins full, the folks dropping change and bills into the Salvation Army buckets, seeing the smiles of anticipation on the childrenís faces.
Please say a prayer for our Men and Women in uniform who are stationed around the globe who do not have the luxury of spending the season with their loved ones and friends. Remember that they are all serving by choice, for us. Pray that each and every one of them returns safely to their Families. Also say a prayer for our friends who have passed on. Whether or not we met them in person, they will always be part our RV'ing Family.
Enjoy the Season folks! Catch the Holiday Classics on TV, listen to some Christmas music. Leave milk and cookies out for Santa (or Scotch and a steak). Eat well, celebrate safe, keep your Family traditions alive. If you are traveling by car, be safe, be patient if youíre using other means. We want to see you back here safe and sound after the Holidays!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. God bless us all, everyone.
Joe & Henri