The holiday season brings about a number of questions for many. What is the meaning of the holiday season? Does that meaning vary based on the holiday that you are celebrating? Every year I hope for some insight into some of these questions and this year I may have stumbled upon some!
An elderly gentlemen and friend of most of the people in town in passed away this month. He had no children of his own but he decorated his house and yard for every season with the implicit goal of making people happy. Whether it was the beginning of Spring, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas, his yard was a destination for many who stopped to take pictures of the extensive decorations that he spent days setting up. His decorations were even featured in Yankee Magazine and on Chronicle.
Halloween meant Trick or Treaters and for years his house was the house to hit! He gave bags of full sized candy bars, packs of gum and more! Always with the goal of making people smile! He never asked for a thank you but took pleasure in seeing the smiles on the people that admired his decorations or the laughter from the kids on his porch on Halloween. His obituary said something that stuck with me….to honor him and “his giving nature, perform a random act of kindness or do something that brings joy to others.” Isn’t that truly the meaning of the holiday season?
So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or any other holiday keep in mind that the season should be about kindness and joy.
All of us at Thomas D. Brown Real Estate Assoc. and Cape Vacation Rentals would like to wish you joy, peace and happiness during this holiday season.