Around this time of year I catch myself becoming anxious, and stressing about the upcoming holidays.
This year, I find myself with the reality of having to absorb the pain of having come close to losing my sister. It certainly put my self-absorbed, moaning about the stress of the holidays into perspective. So, my resolution and intention this year is to make the upcoming holidays a pleasant anticipation; as I remember them when I was kid.
It may involve taking a deep breath, and realizing that compared to many others who are in crisis, I have nothing to complain about.