Iâ€™ve lit the fourth Advent candle (our family tradition), and am reflecting on all the lasts I will have tomorrow. My last commute, last time in the office, the final goodbyes to colleagues. Iâ€™m pleased to report that the Flurries I created for my colleagues have been well-received.
Itâ€™s amazing how handwritten notes stand out these days in a business environment. I read a column by Ashton Kutcher in which he said something about letter-writing making one more vulnerable than a tweet or an e-mail or text message. I find the process of writing to one specific person on paper rather reflective and personal. While letters can be passed around, its distribution is more controlled than an e-mail forward or a shared Facebook status.
I look forward to more hand-writing between Christmas and New Yearâ€™s with the cards Iâ€™m preparing now. Thatâ€™s the time where I review the past year, and share the highlights with my correspondence recipients. Who knows, I might share them on this blog as well.
Itâ€™s been a very lovely Advent for me, knowing Iâ€™ve already given myself the best Christmas present ever. I wish you a lovely Christmas week, with the effortless completion of any preparations for this holiday, and if you donâ€™t celebrate it, just a restful time on these public holidays.
Safe travels if youâ€™re visiting somewhere!