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Ralph Liebing, RA, CSI, CDT
Senior Member
Username: rliebing

Post Number: 1281
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 08:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

by Ralph Liebing, RA, CSI, CDT
Cincinnati, OH

Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!

That’s my long-used greetings and I‘ll stay with them. As an Evangelical and Reformed, protestant American these include no disrespect intended in the words chosen, or adverse implications for any other greetings for holiday names or directions-- I respect the rights of all, and their dearly held celebrations. The mere act of positive celebrations as a way to honor a person or event is certainly a way to acknowledge that we are not self-made.

С pождеством
"S Rozhdestvom Kristovym"
(prounounced - s rahzh-dyes-tvom khrees-toh-

Glædelig Jul og Godt Nytår [Danish]
"Happy Hanukkah"

God Jul och Gott Nytt År! [Swedish]

Frohe Weinacten und
ein glückliches neues Jahr [auf Deutsch]

"Happy Kwanzaa"

UN PROSPERO AÑO 2012. [Spanish]

We express our salutations often differing not only in language but as well as in belief; but in the end we all do participate in some sort of holidays, all valid and all important to us individually. Same with specs. There are many rights, and few patently “wrongs”. Much is attitude, and opinion [much based on previous occasions and successes].

So really in the world of specs, our holidays are our work days-- conviction, direction, understanding, variant, tolerant, wording changes, messages of importance, and sincere individual desire to reach others on the ground of fair, unambiguous and meaningful communication. Our real holidays held apart on but a few days; our convictions held apart, but day by day!

No matter what you belief or what you say, be respectful; be sincere; use words well; ensure communication; glory in the holidays of others-- then glorify and celebrate your own.

And hence to ALL--- an enjoyable, family-oriented time for celebration of what you believe and hold dear!!!!

I think mutual love is in there too!
James M. Sandoz, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP
Senior Member
Username: jsandoz

Post Number: 100
Registered: 06-2005

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

So well said, Ralph. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones too.

Peace, joy, and good health to all this season and throughout the new year.
Lynn Javoroski FCSI CCS LEED® AP SCIP Affiliate
Senior Member
Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 1349
Registered: 07-2002

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

For all: Best wishes for a blessed and joyous holiday season. And, specifically speaking, Merry Christmas!

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