Merry Christmas!

Christmas is such a wonderfully magical time. Even though I'm far too old to believe in Santa, I still do cherish Christmas time and Christmas spirit. I love readying the house for the holidays, baking Christmas cookies, planning seasonal gatherings, and watching as many Christmas specials as humanly possible.

This time of year really does bring out the best in people. People are friendlier, more considerate, and more forgiving. As you progress through the holidays this year, be present in every moment and truly savor it. This special time comes only once a year - it's not worth wasting it with worried thoughts and stress.

I wish you the merriest of Christmases and a very happy and prosperous New Year!
Cailen A. Poles.