This is only my second Christmas in Rio, all the other years I was back in the North. As cliche as it sounds, I’m still finding it hard to get in the spirit when it’s 85 degrees and sunny – not that I’m complaining.
Not sure how things will play out for the actual holiday, but maybe some Xmas shopping and a peek at the Lagoa tree will get the spirits lit up.
This week’s Editorial is going to be short one (as we have to start the above mentioned shopping), so I’ll just take a moment to count my blessings.
I miss my family in friends back home, and my misty-eyed thoughts are with them for the holidays. Thanks Santa for Skype, without weby-cam it would be much much harder.
I am thankful for my friends and love I have in Rio, it is my new life that has given me all the adventure and peace of spirit I could ask for.
I am thankful for all the Reporters and people that help make The Rio Times happen each week, it is a sense of purpose and community that makes the sun come up.
I am also thankful for all the Advertisers that have supported what we are doing, and while we have a ways to go, they’ve helped keep the lights on for the last 1.8 years.
So, Merry Christmas everyone, Feliz Natal!