So, here we are, December. The last month of year 2012. Thirty one days long. Four major holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years Eve; Festivus from Seinfeld does not count). And lastly, the season called ‘Winter’ officially begins.
Are you ready?
Well, break out your Advent Calendars and listen up, to cheer you up, here are some fun facts about this wintery twelfth month we all love to hate (snow, cold, no sunlight) and love (holidays, family, Santa?). According to our good friends over at Wikipedia, December starts on the same day of the week as September every year and ends on the same day as April every year (who knew?). December is also the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (us) and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere (where we wished we were).
December also means time to take stock of what has happened the other eleven months. What went good? What went wrong? Now would be a good time to take the positive and the negative and break them down so you can minimize your mistakes later and to maximize your efforts coming up.
And, don’t forget to celebrate. Yes, celebrate. You need to take time to smile this holiday season. Maybe even breathe a little. It can get pretty stressful, what with all the family life schedules, business meetings and reports to run, recitals to attend, holidays meals to eat,… well, you get the picture. Just because it’s the end of the year doesn’t mean you have to get frazzled.
So, in honor of the twelfth month of 2012, I present to you an awesome quote from the epic book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by our good friend, Dr. Seuss. Have a great month folks!
“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss