I had a real rough few months..dealt with flooding, long term power outage, fil's passing, and am watching my cat die from a tumor.
Strangely, I found myself more at peace with the Chrsitmas process than ever before, and I savored every moment. I realized today the reason I feel that way is because I truely feel blessed. Through all of this, I have learned what is important in life. My stress level is as low as it's been in years.