Take the time now to do a little last minute shopping, maybe bake some sugar cookies and enjoy the presents. Give and Receive. The twinkling holiday lights, that magic look on Christmas morning in a child's wide eyes reflected in our own, that first whiff of delectable stuffing from a juicy turkey, one of the finer nuances of our culinary lives. I hope you experience a late Nutcracker dream on a silent, holy night. And to imagine in those olden times when laborers and merchants took a full twelve days for all the festivities!
Please, take a special moment out of the exhilarating rush by midnight for a carol or hymn with the peel of church bells and ponder the deeper side of your own holiday history and the miracle underlying the shared celebrations of Yuletide.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year !