Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a day full of joy and peace and love.
I’ll be with my family, opening stockings, eating far too many sweets, and taking it easy. We do our big dinner on Christmas Eve, Danish-style, so all the heavy cooking is already done (thankfully – I spent all of yesterday in the kitchen). But no matter what your traditions are, I hope you take a moment to be grateful for those around you who love you. I hope you take a moment to be grateful for your warm home, abundant food, and the cheer that pervades this time of year. I hope you take a moment to be grateful just for your next breath. So take a deep one, let it settle into your bones, and then go back to the chaos. Be present, because these moments are the real gifts.
Okay, now you can go back to your regularly scheduled program of over-eating.