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'Tis The Season

Erika Petrelli
Erika Petrelli
'Tis The Season

 Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,  the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Winter solstice, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, or any other occasion this winter season, 'tis certainly the season for reflection, gratitude, love, and hopefully a splash of magic.

This season, I am grateful for so much.   I am grateful for the full heart that greets me when I wake in the morning.  I'm grateful for the able body that allows me to go about the day with relative ease.  I'm grateful for the twinkling of laughter that connects the dots of the day.  I'm grateful for a roof that contains the warmth and comfort of our home.  I'm grateful for the pantry that keeps us nourished.  I'm grateful for the magic that alights the Christmas tree and all the promise of Santa and his reindeer.   I'm grateful for the family that fills the rooms and all the history that connects us and keeps us together.   I'm grateful for time off.   I'm grateful for finding perfect presents.   I'm grateful for the amazing baked goods that are taking over my counter-top.  I'm grateful for cozy pjs.  I'm grateful for traditions.  I'm grateful for elves that work their magic while we sleep.   I'm grateful for magic.

My wish for you is that you too find much to be grateful for during this winter season.  May love wrap itself around you; may joy creep into your day; may your stomachs be filled with treats; and may the magic of the season delight and surprise you.

To You and Yours, I Wish You Happy Holidays, with Love...

Erika-Brand

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Erika Petrelli

By Erika Petrelli

Erika Petrelli is the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development (and self-declared Minister of Mischief) for The Leadership Program, a New York City-based organization. With a Masters degree in Secondary Education, Erika has been in the field of teaching and training for decades, and has been with The Leadership Program since 1999. There she has the opportunity to nurture the individual leadership spirit in both students and adults across the country, through training, coaching, keynotes, and writing. The legacy Erika strives daily to create is to be the runway upon which others take flight. If you enjoy these blogs, you should check out her interactive journal, On Wings & Whimsy: Finding the Extraordinary Within the Ordinary, now available for sale on Amazon. While her work takes her all around the country, Erika calls Indiana home.