We are coming quickly upon that season. The one in which our hair is on fire—which, honestly we seem to set ablaze ourselves—for all the things we have to get done: parties to plan, community service to get done, gifts to buy, wrap, and deliver, taxes to consider.

Take some time to truly enjoy these two months and everything they may hold. Put down the firestarter and simplify, if necessary. Be present, not frantic.

Eat a little candy, be really grateful, and share the spirit.