Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas! At this time of year, I like to ponder the many blessings that have come to me. Although this has been an extremely difficult year for me and my family, I have come up with some true blessings. Blessing for the team around me. Blessings of the clients that we support. Blessings that a new year will begin. However and wherever you find yourself this year – I wish good things and great joy upon you.
Donna Sooter Lim
This time of year always makes me think of togetherness, family and friends, old and new. Those thoughts, in turn, make me remember a toast I once heard and instantly fell in love with. Here's my toast to you during the festive Holiday Season:
Here's to you and yours...and me and mine.
If me and mine should come across you and yours,
may you and yours be as kind to me and mine as me and mine would be to you and yours.
We have made it through another year! 2021 has definitely had its rough obstacles, but also joyful turn arounds. Every Christmas my family decides on who’s house we will meet up to spend this joyful holiday and this year I am looking forward to everyone coming to the home my mother and I just recently purchased. To top it off…we even have a red door! I am personally grateful for a new beginning in life and ready to grab the bull by the horns, because those who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength. Merry Christmas to all of our clients at Sooter Consulting!
American history of Christmas cookies: Leaving cookies and milk for Santa—and perhaps a few carrots for his reindeer—took off as an American holiday tradition in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. In that time of great economic hardship, many parents tried to teach their children that it was important to give to others and to show gratitude for the gifts they were lucky enough to receive on Christmas. Some 80 years later, many children still set out cookies and milk for Santa, whether out of the goodness of their hearts or (in less wholesome cases) as a bribe to receive more gifts from the jolly bearded man in the red suit.
For me, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights & tree, family & friends, and reflecting on all the blessings the year has brought. This year I am extra thankful for Sooter Consulting and being able to serve our clients. I hope you too can reflect and count your many blessings this holiday season. Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!