As a kid I always liked Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day. Sure, ripping open presents and then visiting family on the Christmas Present World Tour was always great, but nothing could beat going to church with my grandmother and having that “one present” before going off to bed and fighting to stay awake. Christmas Eve is the critical mass of the season. No matter when it is on Christmas Eve, there comes a point where the doing, the rushing around, and the panic ends and you just have to sit and wait… And it’s worth it.
Today, I am thankful for the journey that brought me here, even if it was not always a pleasant one. The meaning of the holiday season has changed for me over the years- it’s more about reflection and catching up with family and friends, and putting the daily commotion of our lives on hold for a few moments. It’s also a chance to help others who may not have the fondest memories of the holidays create some new, awesome memories. I think the best thing you can do for someone else is make them smile, and it doesn’t even need to be Christmas for that. Hope everyone has a great holiday season. God Jul, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and a Festivus for the rest of you!