And so, after the company has left, after the last piece of turkey has been reinvented, after the floor is swept and the bathrooms cleaned, we sit down. Down to memories and fond moments that we will have forever. Thoughts of those we have seen and touched and who have touched us. Now it is time to get ready for Christmas. Let those we have touched and who have made us think about our place in this world, inspire us to give more of ourselves this Christmas. More baking and sewing and crafting to give. More thoughtful acts of care by giving our time to those who need a break or those who don’t have any time left. When we give something made by ourselves or ourselves alone, it is much more precious than something that will fade away or break or be re-wrapped this year. Give responsibly. Happy, loving, memory filled holidays to you and yours.