They're playing holiday tunes in the department stores. Just yesterday I walked into to a jazzy rendition of holiday spirit in a cozy and inviting setting we all would like to imagine to be at the heart of our seasonal gatherings. This inspires me, this stage setting, to share what I see as the secret to a truly wonderful holiday in five simple words:
Expect less and give more.
In that order. Because, get real, we start from our own needs and wants before we move on to seeing what we can give. Get over imagining there is a moral high ground that puts others first and set your expectations at a level that won't get in the way of genuinely enjoying ways to bring joy.
You're going to have a hella great holiday season!