Special Message for the Holiday Season

This holiday season, 46 percent of survey respondents say that they find the holiday season joyous while 42 percent find it stressful, and 12 percent just are not sure how they feel. The survey was conducted by Rasmussen.

My wish for you and yours is that your holiday and the coming year are filled with more joy and less stress.

To help relieve some of the stress you might be feeling and to give you hope for 2013, I want to share two items with you:

First, The Spectator has published a report exploring “Why 2012 was the Best Year Ever.” The article asserts that in 2012 there has been less hunger, less disease and more prosperity than at any other time in history. We’re all accustomed to the doom-and-gloom reports from the media. This article represents a refreshing departure from that negativity.

Second, I just watched a very moving presentation on CNN: CNN Heroes — Everyday People Changing the World. The program profiles the “2012 Top Ten CNN Heroes” from around the world. The heroes include children and adults who are making a profound difference by improving the lives of others. If you want to be inspired and filled with hope, visit the website and/or watch the re-broadcast of the television program on CNN, Christmas day, at 4:00 PM (EST).

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of what your job really is. If you are a professional fundraiser, your job is not to raise money. If you are a development professional or nonprofit manager, your job is to make the world a better place. For the work that you do, I am deeply grateful. You inspire me. And, I truly believe that, together, we can make 2013 a wonderful year.

I thank you for reading my blog postings, and I wish you and yours very a very joyous holiday season and New Year!

That’s what Michael Rosen says… What do you say?


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2 Comments to “Special Message for the Holiday Season”

  1. I’m a little late reading it, but thanks for the inspiration, not just in this piece, but all of your columns. They’re always great. Happy 2013?

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