We have entered the holiday season with the early force of nature bringing us a cold and snowy run through the winter solstice. It is a time of high spirits and joy, but also a time that is filled with various emotions of past times and memories. It is a time of gifts and giving, but also a time of reflection on others, some who may not be as fortunate, and some who are simply gifts to all of us.
- William Jennings Bryan
It’s become an annual tradition each year that I’ve been President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital to send my colleagues and my team a New Year’s card with a special – and inspiring – message for the New Year.
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New Year’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I have great memories of a day full of football, and my Grandma Mary’s roast pork and Romanian sausage dinner.
I don’t want to hear from my food blog responders about the cholesterol content of those items. It was tradition and only once a year. And according to Grandma, if you ate any poultry on New Year’s Day, you were going to itch for the entire year.
The other part of New Year’s Day that I continue to love is that it is a point in time for reflection and renewal, as well as resolution.
I have made my share of failed resolutions: the weight loss target that seemed to be lost by Super Bowl Sunday; the promise to stop using four-letter words while yelling at the televised football game, which generally lasted through the first quarter of the Michigan game; and so on.
One resolution that I have kept every year is to thank, challenge and hopefully inspire my family, friends and colleagues, as well as myself, to reaffirm what are our core values and beliefs.
I’m a big “belief” person.