Vincy Workplace
December 23, 2005
Merry Christmas to all my Vincy Workplace readers

Christmas is a time to reflect and give thanks for all that we have and of course to remember the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ.

However, Christmas has taken on a new meaning, it’s all about gifts and having a big party. In some parts of the world it’s become taboo to even say Merry Christmas. Instead it’s more politically correct to say Happy Holidays to show tolerance for other people who do not celebrate Christmas.{{more}}

We get the day off because we are celebrating the birth of Jesus so allow me to say Merry Christmas and keep the true meaning of Christmas alive. To all the readers who continue to read this column weekly and send emails, thank you for your comments and suggestions to make the tips better each time.

St. Vincent has come a long way and we still have a long way to go. My goal is to make sure that all readers regardless of their educational background or socio-economic status have access to information that will help them to be successful in any workplace.

I do believe that the Caribbean is fast becoming a hot bed of economic activity and we have to be ready and continually sharpen our skills to compete against the world’s best and we can and we are.

The workplace can be a place that brings much fulfillment and at the same time much stress but as Caribbean people we have the ability to separate work from home and truly have a good time. Christmas is just such a time.

As you gather with family and friends this Christmas give thanks for all the wonderful things big and small that make your life worth living.

Reflect on the things that make you special, spend time rejuvenating your spirit and begin to plan for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic 2006. Don’t be afraid to dream big, and don’t get bogged down in the negative things or details of 2005.

To everyone, have a very Merry Christmas.