I wrote this last year, on Dec 12th, 2014. Everything I wrote still applies today, and I wanted to share! Enjoy!
Another holiday season is upon us. It is here whether we celebrate or not, or whether we want it to be here or not. The choice is ours to participate in it or to hide under a rock from Thanksgiving to New Year’s day. I have to admit that I have been tempted to do the latter: the folly of materialism and the illusion that things create more happiness, everyone running around frantic to purchase gifts for people they don’t really know or care about, the mind-numbing conversations with people we think we are obligated to spend time with, and the stress that we add to our daily lives are usually the opposite of the spirit of the holiday season – the spirit peace, joy and goodwill to all men (and women).
I was brought up Catholic, so during my childhood, my Argentine-American family celebrated Christmas. My parents, especially my…
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