Today represents a lot of different things to different people. But it can be the same thing to everyone. A day to spend with friends or family and get out of the daily routine . The day when you’re not expected to work. The day to reflect and be thankful for the people that care about you and have been kind to you. It can be shown in gifts. It can be shown in taking the time to talk or visit them. Everything that today represents should be replicated more than once a year.
Almost everyone I know works too much. But it’s what we love. We don’t work because it’s a means to an end. We work because it leads to fulfillment. Both financial and emotional. What we all take for granted are those around us that let us lead this life. Our wives, children, partners and support staff that change their lives to work around ours. It takes more than one day to say thank you. I am often criticized for being critical and to those around me and at the same time for being mushy and sympathetic. It’s usually because I have no filter and get tired of people making excuses why they don’t call back, visit, are make time for me. It’s not that I am upset, I completely understand. We are all very busy and can only make time for so many things in our lives. On the other hand I get very emotional towards the people that do make the time, that do show the caring, and in general have accepted me into their daily lives. It’s an honor for which I am thankful. It’s days like today where I can see both sides vividly.
If you’ve read my articles over the years you’ll know that I like to spend time with my family. But I also don’t like holidays, weddings and funerals. The reason? I don’t like these events because it forces me to see all the relationships that could have been. To see all the people that hug and exchange gifts with you but make no effort once these events are over. Events that brings everyone together because they have to, not necessarily because they want to.
I talk to my parents and my brother almost every day. I make an effort to text, call, and meet my friends as often as I can. Every day is Christmas in my life. I truly mean that. I consider the days that I get to spend the entire day with my family a gift, and I don’t take it for granted. Today I will hear several times “We need to get together more often” and I will smile, knowing that I do get together with the people that truly do want to spend more time.
So if you take something away from Domains Shane besides finding a few good domains, it’s that everyday is special. Don’t let your great days be marked ahead of time on the calendar. Create them through effort and want. Give gifts to people in real time to say thanks. Try and recreate the smiles, hugs, and sense of relaxation that you have over the holidays throughout the year. And I will do just that in a few more weeks in Las Vegas if anyone wants to join me. Merry Christmas and I hope it’s the first of many Christmases for you this year.