Hi everyone, I hope all of you are doing fine this day before Christmas. Today I look out the window and see the snow that has finally arrived in our area and I think of one thing only. And that would be my late dog, Ripley.
You see, when she was a puppy, she was very aware that comics were important to me. She would gingerly step in-between the piles of comics I had out all over the living room floor as I sorted and seperated. I usually did this sort of thing on cold winter nights when I was snug in the house, close to Christmas time.
One time though, Ripley picked up an X-Man comic by the corner of the plastic bag it was wrapped and protected in. She began to walk away, looking over her shoulder at me as I pulled out a doggie treat from my pocket. She gently dropped the comic back in my lap and took the treat. A doggie treat for X-Man #31...best trade I ever made.
I still look at video of me making snow angels in the back yard, while she jumped on my chest. She's been gone for years now, but I carry her with me in my thoughts. You see, no two dogs are alike, no two snowflakes are alike, no two comics or holidays or friends or families are alike.
And maybe that's my point. There's just one of everything great. So over the holidays, stop to appreciate that gift or kiss or hug or compliment given. Smile at the get-togethers and the relatives present. Remind the friends and wonderful bosses why they are friends and wonderful bosses. Then look in the mirror and give yourself a smile and appreciate things, whatever thing that are present in your life. I bet you'll find something to smile about. Happy Holidays everyone!