I know many of you celebrate a different holiday, others of you gave up on Christmas long ago due to overcommercialization, and yet more of you don't celebrate anything at all.
I respect each and every one of those beliefs and idioms. I really do.
But if you happen to be a person who puts up a pine tree in their living room, covers it with shiny objects and spends a few minutes once a year trying to find that TV channel that shows the roaring fire while playing Christmas music, then I hope you have the merriest of days today.
Just take a moment to consider those less fortunate than you, and to say thanks for all you have. Many are without power this week due to storms. Yet others are without power or warm blankets most every day of the year.
Some are nursing their own terminal illness, wondering if this is the last Christmas they will have with their family, while others are nursing those they know won't make it another year. Pray, or at least give a nod to them.
Myself, I am a lucky man. One of the luckiest on this planet.
I have healthy children and a healthy wife. My own health is strong as well, though I'm suffering a dry throat and goopy sinuses that sprang up yesterday afternoon. But that's nothing. My kids are still sleeping at 7am on Christmas - a sure sign that they're getting older (16-21 years old). Bummer for me. But if that's my biggest worry today, I won't ever complain about it.
I get to post this message on a blog that reaches thousands of like-minded folks of all walks of the earth. You are scattered all over - Puerto Rico, Poland, Mexico, Slovenia, and dozens of other countries.
You are young. You're old. You're rich, you're poor. You're men. You're women. You're straight. You're gay. You're in-between. You're Christian, or Muslim, or Jewish, or Mormon or any other variation of religious belief. You're agnostic. You're atheist.
But best of all, you're Suns fans. And for the first time since 2009, you're thrilled with your team's record and it's future!
So, have a great day no matter what or who or where you are! I hope this day is what you want it to be, and if not that you find a way to make it a good one anyway.