The holidays can be a wonderful time of year. There is nothing quite like the bright lights and cheerful music to put you in the gift buying mood, but it can also be a stressful time financially and that stress can last well into the new year.
In a perfect world, the holidays offer the best of times filled with warmth and companionship. We luxuriate in the love of those who mean everything to us. When a loss occurs, not only are celebratory patterns threatened, but suddenly it becomes painful to negotiate a regular day.
People call me a Grinch, but truly I’m not. It’s just that with all the great things going on as the year winds to a close, I like to enjoy them all, without rushing ahead.