The holiday season seems to roll around more quickly every year, and I know for myself that one reason for that is the pace of my life through the year. Life is full, and we are all busy – some would say too busy.
2014 has been especially busy for the Breckenridge Grand Vacations staff, winding down sales of Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and launching sales of our newest property, Grand Colorado on Peak 8, even as we watch the building rise and change daily. I’m proud of the way our employees have pulled together to take good care of our owners and guests even as we add new challenges to their days and weeks.
I expect that most of you have also had new challenges – both planned and unplanned – in the past year. You may feel, as I do, that you hit the ground running on January 2 and haven’t stopped.
So let’s all pause for a bit . . . take a deep breath, and make some time to really enjoy the holiday season. Set aside an evening to spend just with family, schedule an evening with special friends you haven’t seen for a while, spend a Saturday baking cookies with the kids or grandkids. Pick an activity that you remember fondly from childhood holidays and share it with someone else who may have had a difficult year.
We have many occasions and opportunities to celebrate throughout the year, but the winter holidays are different, or so it has always seemed to me. This year, I’m resolving to make the time to enjoy them, to slow down and pay attention to the qualities they represent – peace, joy, and love of family and friends. I hope you’ll join me in this resolution. The New Year is coming with plenty more opportunities to be busy, and we’ll all be more ready for it for having drunk deeply of the holiday’s sparkling spirit.