Letter from the Editor: Enjoy every moment

Ice skating, chocolate making, and dinner in a 15th-century cellar; as always, the Medical News Today annual winter party was an event to remember. But it wasn’t the activities that made our party special. It was the company.

MNT team at the winter party
The MNT team had a fabulous dinner in a 15th-century cellar for the annual winter party.

Life can be chaotic at times, and it can be easy to lose sight of the things that are most important, particularly during the holidays.

We become so focused on meeting those work deadlines before the end of the year, what gift to get Aunt Carol, or whether there’ll really be time to make those holiday cookies.

Early last week, I started to get caught up in the holiday whirlwind. A friend reminded me of a lyric in a John Lennon song:

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

This is a simple line, but a stark reminder to live in the here and now and appreciate each moment.

As I entered the MNT editorial office the next morning, I took a minute to look around at the team. I couldn’t help but smile. This isn’t just an office full of writers and editors. It’s an office full of friends who genuinely care for each other.

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