The Christmas truce of 1914 occured spontaneously when the soldiers in the trenches heard their enemies singing Christmas carols instead of shooting. Many slowly responded by singing also and climbing out of their trenches to meet the enemy in the middle. Gifts such as cigarettes were exchanged. This spontaneous peace was not universal along the bloody, frozen trenches of the European front. And the commanders made sure that it did not last past Christnas Day and was not repeated the following year. Neither side wanted their soldiers to think of the enemy as human.
I think that this story serves to remind us to declare peace among all the participants in our competitive wars at least once a year and count our blessings.
Peace and joy to you, your family, friends, co-workers, and yes, your competitors.