Monday, December 25, 2017
MERRY CHRISTMAS! - MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
FROM ALL OF US AT CARDINAL COUPLE...
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Paulie, Sonya, Jeff, Case, Jared and Julie
CHRISTMAS MORNING THOUGHTS
As I sit in my front room office, looking out my window, we
have snow for Christmas in Louisville, not much, but enough
to say we have a White Christmas. My thoughts go back to
earlier years, when we kids would tumble out of bed and
awaken our parents...energized by the thoughts and hopes of
what would be under the tree. Mom insisting we have breakfast
before the ripping of gift paper, screams of delight and love
and thankfulness that filled the air and the living room.
Later that day, there would be church and then a return to "gift
central". Dad on the couch watching football, nursing an beverage.
Going out into the winter wonderland for sledding, snowball fights
or anticipating the turkey dinner, our senses filled with the wonderful
smell in the kitchen. Shoveling the driveway so we could bounce a
basketball on it and throwing prayers at a wooden backboard and
slightly bent rim with no net. Happy times.
Please try to remember the tenets of the season as you go through
the remainder of 2017 and head into 2018. Peace. Joy. Goodwill
to all and helping others. Remember, as you attend your holiday
festivities, venture to the Bowl game or just go through the mechanics
of everyday life that hope and joy are powerful things. Tomorrow
is not guaranteed. Enjoy today. Let those around you know you care.
I am thankful for a wonderful and caring wife. Family. A staff that I am
proud of and encouraged by daily. The readership/listenership that
we do this for and who motivates us. Friends. The anticipation of what
lies ahead in the New Year. Venues that allow us to do what we love.
The joy and excitement of UofL women's sports and Cardinal Athletics.
I miss my parents. Close friends who have passed. I'd like to believe
they smile down upon us. If you never forget them, they're never
Grateful that I am still here and able to laugh, love and dream. To
recognize my wife, hold her and tell her I love her.
Live your days to their fullest extent. Laugh when you can, cry if
you need to...and try to be a good person, do the right thing and
make a gentle but remember-able path in this world. We wish you
a hopeful Christmas and a bountiful New Year.
James Taylor recorded a beautiful song many years ago. Shower
the people you love with love. Good words in these times. Have a
SHOWER THE PEOPLE
Believe in love, peace, and harmony. Don't stop believing.
You can make a difference. Stay beautiful and unique. We
appreciate you. You are Cardinal Couple and we never forget that.