Sitting on the beach this morning I was a little surprised to meet anyone else down there, but sure enough, several people joined me in welcoming the morning sun. Each person was smiling and wished me a warm and enthusiastic Merry Christmas. It got me thinking about why we like this time of year so much. Despite the busyness surrounding presents ETC we spend an unusual amount of time and energy wishing blessings on everyone. Surely that must contribute to our feelings of self worth and positivity. Anyhow, I too would like to extend a warm and hearty piece of goodwill and hope that as Santa finds your time zone that the day will be filled with friends, family and happiness.