Please don’t hit the skip button. Please don’t go make a sandwich. Please don’t decide that now is the moment to take the dog out for a walk. Please stay with me while I engage in a little crass commercialism. I realize that this is not the Super Bowl and the chances are nil that you will enjoy this word from our sponsor more than the planned blog content. Still, you never can tell, can you? Who knows? I might come up with a clever talking lizard or a miniature donkey colt who dreams of becoming a blogger one day. I might even get a celebrity endorsement… if I knew any celebrities, that is.
Tomorrow, it will be two months until Christmas Eve. It isn’t too soon to start shopping for your holiday gift-giving. The home décor stores have been displaying Christmas merchandise for weeks now. The shop-at-home catalogs that jam my mailbox are becoming more and more festive-looking. QVC has been hawking partridges and pear trees since June. Disney World starts their Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas parties the night after the last Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. I figure, if the big boys are pushing Christmas, who am I to argue?
I’d like to suggest a gift that I am sure will delight everyone on your list. How often do you run across a gift that is appropriate for everyone from your mother-in-law to your plumber?
Please consider purchasing mass quantities of my book, Changing My Mind: Reinventing Myself In Retirement by Dorry Curran to give to all your friends and family members. Just go to Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com or any other online bookseller and get those keyboards smoking! I realize that the focus of the book is retirement and some of your giftees might be several decades away from leaving the workforce. It is never too early to plan. Also, while the framework of the book is retirement, most of the content can really apply to anyone who is going through any kind of life transition. And isn’t that everybody?
Peace on earth, everybody. Peace on earth.
Come on, show a girl a little love! For those of you who have already read the book, please give me a plug. You can share your perspective by leaving a comment. In the alternative, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.