Usually late November and December sales keep my business and everyone else’s going for the majority of the year. However, it has continued to amaze and delight me that Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions has sold in January at almost the same rate as December sales. And now, to top it all off, last night some one individual ordered 19 copies on Amazon.com, bringing the 24 hour total of combined sales to 25, well above daily average for that book during Christmas buying season. I want to thank this individual, if he or she will come forward, and present him or her with a free gift certificate for the stclairpublications.com site. If this was you,or you know who did this, please let me know. I will not embarrass anyone, merely show my appreciation. And again, thanks to everyone who has purchased any book from us!
As I type these words, the temperature outside my door is 103 degrees, and we are in severe drought. On the surface it would appear that I wouldn’t have much to celebrate. But our great country is about to enjoy the 236th anniversary of our independence. Now in spite of the problems we have today, America is still the greatest nation in the world, and I was born here and celebrate my citizenship as an American citizen. The fact that we still have our freedom is a reason to be grateful.
Every day we can look around us, both literally and figuratively, and see many who are not as well off as we. There is an old saying, “I was sad that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” These is always reason for gladness and celebration. All Americans should rejoice in their rights and freedoms and as this July 4th holiday approaches, greet it with gladness and thanksgiving.