This is a busy season. Decorations, shopping, holiday parties, baking, more shopping, work, holiday concerts, wrapping presents, visiting friends and family, you name it. With limited exception, is a LOT to do.
Even before Christianity or Judaism came into being, the winter solstice (Thursday, December 21) was a time for humanity to come together. Today, our diverse society recognizes dozens of holidays during the weeks before and after the solstice.
But whatever "the reason for the season" may be for you, we hope that you will find joy, peace, and gratitude.
Not everyone associates the holiday season with these feelings. For some people, it's just an overwhelmingly stressful time. For others, it's a reminder of those who are no longer with us and fleeting memories of what was.
If you are in a position to give thanks for friends and family, whether you can be with them this year or not, that alone should be a great cause for celebration.
For those of you who are looking for a piece of the holiday spirit but missing it, I suggest you try acts of service. By helping others through humanitarian works, whether one on one or through behind the scenes efforts, we can connect with others through acts of simultaneous giving and gratitude that help to sustain the soul.
Whatever you do this season to find your joy, please remember those around you. Help make their lives less stressful. Give others cause for joy. Do your part to bring peace to those around you. For those spatially inclined, think of it as your celebration of the holidays forming a zone of happiness with you at its center. Make sure that celebration zone extends far enough around you and with such beautiful force that those missing out on the holiday spirit will find some in you.
Here at BaryLaw, we've had an incredibly busy December already, and we're set to wrap up our best year on record. It wouldn't have been possible without you, our clients, colleagues, and community friends. We could not do any of this without your referrals, reviews, and ultimately, your business. We are so grateful for you and the opportunity to be your counsel.
P.S. Please note that the BaryLaw office will be closed on:
Friday December 23
Monday December 25
Tuesday December 26 and
New Years Day.