Over the years I have written several Christmas poems and stories that I have shared, but there is one story so dear to me that I want to share the story again! I love the holidays! Tradition to me is important; putting on Christmas ornatments that have been in the family for years and looking at the dates on them., trying to remember where we were and what we were doing.

I’ll always remember my first Christmas with Annie. We were on a tight budget our first Christmas together, so instead of spending money we didn’t have on ornaments for the tree that wasn’t up yet, she bought a do-it-yourself paint kit of 40 flat wooden Christmas figures. Annie hand painted every one, front and back , while I was on the road. I never knew she was doing it until she surprised me Christmas Eve with them.

Every year she suggests we keep them off the tree because she says … “Rob, they are just cheap little ornaments” … but to me they can’t be replaced. They hang there quietly among the fancy expensive ornaments, shining softly when the tree lights flicker, all with gentle smiles on their faces. Those simple wooden figures represent to me what the holiday season is all about … giving, caring, loving, tradition, family and friends. My heart just lights up when I proudly display them at the front of the tree.

I don’t know your traditions or your religious ways or even if you celebrate the holidays, but I still want to share with you my wish that your holidays be as happy as mine and filled with the meaning of 40 wooden figures.

My hope for you and your family is simply this:
I hope you are all safe and full of happiness.
Keep adding to your traditions and share them with friends.
I hope your health is good and your success never ends.

Robert Stevenson is an International Award-winning Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Entrepreneur. Robert understands what it takes to succeed! He is a man who knows how to deal with the risks, competition, and the ever-changing business arena. His ability to connect with an audience is amazing; blending humor, facts, inspiration, conviction and audience participation. Author of the best-selling book, now in it’s third revision, “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys” Robert makes the reader laugh and cry, but mostly it will make the reader think. Book Robert for your next event: https://bit.ly/2MthqnN


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