My greatest pleasure is that I love selecting and giving gifts to everyone who is near and dear to me. Couple that with my Catholic upbringing and I find that the weeks leading up to Christmas is the most magical time of the year.
I love Christmas and think giving gifts is an integral facet in celebrating the season.
But sometimes I get the blues during the holidays.
For me, the economics of gift-giving (to the degree I want to give) is a bit prohibitive. And that makes me sad because I really think I have a knack for picking the right thing for the right person. Most would interject here that I need to remember that the holidays are more than just gift-giving. All you have to do is browse through social media and the Internet and you are bombarded by quotes and sayings that emphasize that tangible things are not the reason for the season.
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”
“The magic of Christmas in not in presents, but in His presence.”
“The excellence of a gift lies in it’s appropriateness, rather than it’s value.”
“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
While I KNOW Christmas is more than gifts, it’s still difficult for me to accept the fact that I can’t give more.
So what can I offer you as my tangible gift and thank you? I wish I could offer you a special tidbit of information, an idea, or a strategy that would be so impactful that your hotels would immediately be successful, that would drive clients to our front doors in droves, and would make all of us shine bright. A brilliant gift for each of you!
As I struggled to put these thoughts into writing, I realize the gift I want to give you does not exist and those wishes are impossible to convey. What I can give you is a promise that I am here working hard for you, will listen to your ideas and help you refine your strategies, and will always try to give you information and influences that will help you be successful.
My gift to you is me. Egad you say – that’s rather pompous. But I truly mean it – I am here for you and will work hard for you if you give me the chance. I can assure you, I don’t do this job because I think I am the be all, end all sales person and I don’t sit by the phone/computer waiting for your praises and kudos. I just get up every morning, think hard, read voraciously, strive to find ideas and strategies to make YOU successful. And that’s the truth.
So, my final wish to you in 2015 is that “may your days be merry and bright…. and may you all have a joyous holiday season” Here’s to a successful 2016.