These aren’t my words, search and you will find them all over the internet. The copy on my drive has been there since 2006. I would attribute the words if I knew who wrote them.
For My Attorney Friends
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicate recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2021, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.
And without regard to the race, creed, color, wishes. By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms.
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.
This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
For Everyone Else
And of course not to totally lose connection to the truly complicated world that People First seeks to help you navigate and make sense of, you might have heard of and/or read my occasional posts about Dave Snowden’s ‘sense-making’ Cynefin model. I was taken by this particular Christmas spin on the model - though we haven’t yet got clarity on why the image has rotated the model by 90 degrees. Still - seasonal fun. Enjoy.
My thanks for your support. See you in 2021.
And yet one more hawkeye ... and you will only spot the error only if you have the original email, I have fixed it on the site.
... "the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2021" - not 2020 as was in the email.
As 'J' said in his email - a simple search and replace of 2020 for 2021 would have worked - EXCEPT - that I did search and replace '2007' for .... '2020' - DOH!
From another reader - who admitted they "had to look up 'exaptive'" ... actually, so did I!
For those of you that haven't yet got round to googling the word this is the meaning : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exaptation
But this comment is primarily because I was singularly impressed that someone had dove into the newsletter to even uncover that word. It's there - in plain sight - but did you find it?