Take ’em, By Doug Larsen
By Doug Larsen, For The Retriever Journal. You have heard it from guides and hunting buddies. Heck, you have probably said it...
We consider ourselves rather fortunate at this time of year, because while we do host some shooting parties near the end of the year, as we near the holidays, our operational tempo slows some. This allows those of us in offices and our staff at the lodges to take some time to buy and wrap gifts, spend time with family, and enjoy the joy of the Christmas season and the promise of the New Year.
It seems to us that this might be a great way to approach the holidays no matter what your business. Rather than be party to the bustle and stress of trying to buy the right gifts and attend all the parties and the events the season offers, measure your participation and slow the pace if you may. Adjust your focus to include time for church, time for family and if possible time in the outdoors. Take time to reflect on all of your blessings and if you can do something for those who are less fortunate. At David Denies, our staff spends time over the holidays with the people reliant on the Mision Esperanza, bringing food and gifts to needy children in the Cordoba area. In a big Caravan, Sister Theresa and a group of volunteers got engaged to go to the most remote and vulnerable areas in the north of Cordoba.After traveling several km by uninhabited roads, we meet people who live isolated with a few resources but placed and thankful to receive us.
At each place, groups of families waiting for us, we share lunch in some places and snacks in others. We delivered everything we carried. Mineral water, clothes, Christmas puddings, Christmas trees and ornaments, toys and goodies for children. A long day party sharing great moments and full of smiles.
As Winston Churchill once said, “we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
From all of us at David Denies, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. We hope to see you sometime in 2020.