Well, it’s that time of year again – the holidays are on us. We’re all thinking about a crackling fire and being with our loved ones. And many of you are seeing that fire as crackling cash registers – it’s a good time of year to make money in the wood business!
But this time, let’s not talk business. It’s an awful cliché to wish for peace on earth – but we really all should.
Many years ago, I passed through Belfast, Northern Ireland and remember seeing a huge mural that had been painted on the entire end of a building, “Pray for peace, prepare for war.” Reality is that’s the way to be – peace is always easier when you are the biggest kid on the block. You need to be ready, but you don’t need to be aggressive – until it is time to be aggressive. As Patrick Swayze said in Roadhouse, “be nice. Be nice until it is time to not be nice.”
We have several thin lines protecting us year-round – the thin blue line and the thin green line (military) are the two that are always there for us, always ready. And while they stand guard over our lives, take a minute to thank those that are prepared for war – both in our streets and anywhere in the world – keep them in those prayers for peace while they can’t be enjoying those warm home fires.
From all of us at Multitek and Wood Beaver – may peace be with you. Be safe and be happy! It’s been a year of growth and learning for us, so we’re going to enjoy this time – Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!
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