I am reminded that maybe a few kind words or just a smile might be enough to somehow make the day slightly more bearable for the person taking my order for coffee.
Christmas tends to be a busy time of year. Overwhelmed sometimes does not seem an adequate word to describe the chaos of work, training, shopping, parties and such. And yet I believe it was meant to be the best time of year - the time when I can remind others how much I appreciate them. I can pause to thank friends and family for allowing me to lean on them, laugh with them, or maybe for putting up with me.
May you have a very Merry Christmas. Take time to sit back and just observe everything around you. I hope you can see through the good, bad, complicated or otherwise and enjoy the day for what it is.