Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
I’m considering using the following paragraph to close out my Christmas letter this year:
I wanted to end this year’s note with a heartwarming story about my dogs, Sophie and Eli (in the photo, Eli’s the one with the pipe in his mouth; Sophie’s wearing the beard). For whatever reason, last Spring, Eli developed some sort of eye problem that produced this nasty build up of what can best be described as ‘goop’. It became progressively more noticeable as the dryness of the summer took hold. Then one day, I saw Sophie licking his goopy eye. This activity continued for quite a long time, probably weeks I’d say. Eventually I noticed that he no longer had any eye issues and still doesn’t to this day. I recall thinking to myself, ‘Gosh, what a great example of selflessness and love.’ It’s humbling, really. I mean, when was the last time you licked your loved ones’ eyes clean of disease? That’s right.
Anyhow! Merry Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Pancha Ganapati/Winter Solstice/Feast of the Circumcision!
Sir @ December 8, 2010