My first real job after college was a National Accounts Representative for a furniture manufacturer…in other words, a furniture salesman that travelled around the country. The year had been pretty good, and to show appreciation during the holidays, I sent my customers sausage and country ham from Early’s Honey Stand. I felt real good after the packages were sent until my Dad said…OH NO, YOU DIDN’T!
So, most of these buyers were sent food they are not supposed to eat, for a holiday that they do not celebrate. Call me a fool, but I never thought to ask what religion these furniture buyers were. Well, guess what…no one got offended, no one got mad. They all appreciated the gesture and probably remembered me as a dumbass!
As you know, we have delicious Otis Spunkmeyer cookies at our model homes and we offer them to everyone that visits. I’ve made the cultural “faux pas” of offering these cookies to international home buyers during Ramadan. No one got mad, no one got offended, and I learned more about that tradition. And we are still friends.
One thing I think everyone can agree on is… ’tis the season! Regardless of your religious preference or tradition, this is a season for kindness and being thoughtful to others. Lets throw out political correctness and just be human. Acts of kindness should not have cultural or religious boundaries. And if myrhh and frankencense were suitable gifts for a king, a simple smile and kind word should suffice for all of us.
We all need a good laugh every now and then too! Here is a cute parody on the modern day Nativity:
And what happened at this shopping mall in Canada is simply incredible. The first time I watched it, I kept waiting to see mall security burst in and break it up. I then remembered it didn’t happen in this country! Take a look:
And now, everyone is glued to the local weather forecast! Could it be that Nashville has the first “White Christmas” in 17 years? Read more on this here:
Way cool! I am excited about the possibility of snow for Christmas. But there is another thing on my “bucket list.” Spending the Christmas holidays somewhere warm….
And one year, we will. Just not this year!
Merry Christmas! (or Happy Holidays, if you prefer)
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee