“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …So long as I get somewhere.
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Each transition from one year to the next creates an opportunity for growth. I adopted an annual ritual from Lori Darley and it makes a difference in my life.
It is a simple straightforward way to create a year of intentions.
Three steps towards creating your 2018.
A passenger on a ship crossing the Pacific Ocean from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco, California sought out the captain and began complaining that they were not making progress and were not going to arrive in San Francisco, California on time. The Captain listened and then invited the passenger to meet him at the back of the boat in 30 minutes for cocktails.
The passenger arrived to find the Captain seated at a table that had been arranged for them with the cocktail of his choice awaiting. After a few minutes of general conversation, the Captain began discussing how the voyage was on time and reviewing the islands and landmarks that they had passed in the past week.
He then set his drink down and said, “If you are always standing on the front of the boat you miss the trip.”
The House of Representatives and Senate have both passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” And President Trump signed this legislation into law.
The compromise bill includes agreements on corporate and individual tax rates, the treatment of pass-through income, the estate tax, and itemized deductions such as those for mortgage interest and state and local taxes, among other areas.
I’m sitting at my desk trying to remember if I have accomplished everything on my list that is supposed to be complete. I can assure you that there is something I have missed yet I cannot remember right now what it is. If you can remember, please let me know.
The Tannery & Company team wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas. Our office will close at 12:00 on Friday, December 22, 2017. We will return Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
The past few days have been filled with conversations and discussions of you and your family’s plans and travel for the Christmas holiday. I have enjoyed being involved in every one of these conversations with you. The joy that you share multiplies and creates joy in everyone’s life that you touch. I smile knowing our entire Tannery & Company team has much to be thankful for in the friendships and connections that have been created over the years.
I believe that all the years that I have spent as Santa Claus have been more fun than all the years I spent waiting for Santa Claus. Yes, besides the sleep deprivation that was faced on Christmas Day, being Santa Claus has been more rewarding. (In case your wondering, I still believe)
The joy that you may see on my face is about the joy that I see on others faces.
What makes being Santa Claus more enjoyable?