Well, here in the U.S., we’re in the middle of the Christmas rush – those that haven’t shopped are watching the clock tick, and those that are selling are trying to influence those who still have to shop. And so it goes…
Around the world, millions are already traveling or preparing to travel.
There are a lot of things going on – and somewhere in the middle of it all, peace. love and joy are out there.
So why am I writing this in such broad terms?
Demographic reports tell me that Laughing Frog Images is currently followed beyond the U.S. in thirteen (13) countries around the world, plus one (1) U.S. Territory. That’s just those who follow Laughing Frog Images’ Facebook page. I can’t tell where those of you who follow Laughing Frog Images on Google+ or via our Blog are from, nor can I tell where every visitor to each medium is located. Let’s just say that I’m amazed and humbled by it all, and encouraged to see that the following keeps growing.
Those demographics also tell me that there’s much more to this holiday season beyond wishing every one of you a simple “Merry Christmas”.
Among you who follow the Frog, there are a lot of people in a lot of places around the world celebrating their own religious, ethnic and cultural traditions, seasons and events.
I’m not even going to pretend that I know what all of them are, nor am I going to try and fake it by trying to wish everyone a happy this and merry that. Odds are that I’d likely make a mistake or two (or more), and perhaps make a fool out myself in the process.
So, the Frog is simply going to wish everyone out there reading this three simple and universal things:
That there may be peace for your, your families, and friends.
That you take time to love yourself (not selfishly, but to take care of yourself), your family, your friends, your pets, and even those who aren’t your favorite folks.
That you take the time to find the joy in this season.
The Frog has been quiet lately – between the day job and family and friends, the Frog has been very, very busy. He’s tired and looking forward to a little downtime. You probably won’t see a new post until early in the New Year. He’s also realized that churning out an informative, interesting, and entertaining blog and an interesting website and product selection is easier than it sounds when one already has a full-time job!