Yes, I’ve borrowed this statement from the Christmas song with the same name. And this concept, as the song ran through my head (over and over again after hearing it), reminded me that each and everyone of us is an artist, trading a day of our lives for what we create each day. We receive daily “clay” in the form of opportunities, connections, conversations, and moments in time to create something of meaning.
Whatever was already created this year is done, baked, and hardened. All we can do is learn from those creations, taking with us remembrances of what worked, what didn’t, and leaving behind the rest.
In this holiday time, I hope you’ll take time to reflect on all of the good you did this year; how well you served clients, candidates, and colleagues in the course of each day. In doing so, my hope is this will energize you to shape the coming year in a way that delights you and those whom you serve.
May you and your family have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday, or whatever form of happiness you choose at this time of year.