“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” —  Hermann Hesse.

I can think of no other time where Hesse’s words are more appropriate than Christmas time. We are supposed to be full of joy, but the many tasks before us in the next two weeks spoil the season. Why is that. Very few things create stress more than time pressure.

Those precious words, “How can I help you,” take on a special meaning during Christmastime. Perhaps, we should consider doing something that saves time during the season as a Christmas gift to someone we love.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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