December has arrived and I wanted to take a moment before the holidays have passed us by to reflect on the season. I always find myself trying to slow down and enjoy this time of year, but mostly failing to do so. We often get so caught up in the day to day of what we have to do, that it can be difficult to make time for the things that we want to do.
“Black Friday” has become “Skip Thanksgiving Thursday” and the rush to get to work on all of our preparations usually means that our time to enjoy is pared down to a minimum, overwhelmed by the work and stress, the hustle and bustle as it were.
Here on December 5th– I try to focus on the same things I often do around this date- slow down, appreciate what is important in my life- my family, my friends, myself. Grab the memories that fly by before they are gone again. Work is work- it certainly is important but let’s try to keep things in the proper perspective.
My father was a doctor- his job was undeniably at times, life and death. Mine- not so much. Now, many of my customers would argue that point and while I understand that having a computer or network not working can be incredibly difficult and stressful, no one dies. Seriously. Keep it in context.
That’s the main reason I didn’t go into medicine- didn’t want to kill anyone- and believe me, the world is far better off for it.
Here’s to all of you hopefully doing a better job than I usually do in keeping your life in balance and your holidays in focus.
To that goal:
Palos Area Chamber Holiday Party
Wednesday December 17th 5pm-8pm
Joe Daniels Bar and Grill
12218 Harlem Ave
Palos Heights (Next door to Computer Greeks)
All are welcome- Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure we don’t run out of Holiday Cheer (Or Food, Beer, Wine and all that other good stuff)
Please join us- I will take the time to slow down and enjoy it with all of you.
President, Palos Area Chamber of Commerce