Around the holidays, I sometimes find myself thinking about why we do all of the extra work, shopping, and cooking, and why we accept all of the extra stress, effort, and expense.

The answer is that it should be fun and we want to make our loved ones feel loved.

So, enjoy the holidays!  

Be present.  Have fun putting up and taking down the decorations.  Cook something with your family and friends.  Create wonderful memories.  Show others that you love them and enjoy their efforts to show you that they love you.