During the holidays things can get pretty hectic. There's a lot to do, stress is high and sometimes we can lose sight of what is really important; love and family. This letter from George Carlin is a beautiful reminder during this busy time and something I encourage you all to read and take to heart. This really struck a chord with me and I hope that it does the same for you. Happy Holidays and lots of love! 

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
 shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. 
 
 We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger
 houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. 
 
 We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, 
 more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. 
 
 We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too
 recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too
 late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too
 seldom. 
 
 We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too
 much, love too seldom, and hate too often. 
 
 We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to
 life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
 have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
 space but not inner space. 
 
 We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, 
 but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but still have immense
 corruption in government
 
 We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. 
 We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers
 to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but
 we communicate less and less. 
 
 These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
 character, steep profits and shallow relationships. 
 
 These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but
 broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway
 morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything
 from cheer, to quiet, to kill. 
 
 It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the
 stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time
 when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. 
 
 Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not
 going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who
 looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your
 side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is
 the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. 
 
 Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but
 most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes
 from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment
 for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time
 to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. 
 
 Hoping that you and yours' have a wonderful holiday season! 

 

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