That’s a quote from Nats’ manager Davey Martinez and I think it applies to many things in life – it certainly did for the Nats this year. As we get to the end of the year, I always reflect on everything I’m thankful for, but I tend to forget the sometimes bumpy roads we all travel at one time or another. Life can give us bumpy roads, but sometimes we just make our own roads more difficult when they don’t need to be.
Kind of like the holiday season that everyone says are their favorite time of year (I certainly say this) but then why do we make them so stressful? Seriously, we get ourselves all wound up about having the “perfect Christmas” or “perfect holiday season” having to get the right gift, right card, decorations, dinner, you name it.
As I said last month, one of my best Christmases was the $100 Christmas my family had just after Keith and I started the firm (and after my Thanksgiving fail, it was a holiday upgrade, believe me). So don’t turn your holiday season into a bumpy road. Just enjoy the moment, and the people you're with.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Donahoe Kearney!