Chances are, as you read this, your living room is strewn with wrapping paper and holiday greeting cards. Gadgets are being plugged in, instruction sheets are being deciphered and calories are being consumed. The daily paper is soon to be dissected, a preamble to tomorrow's post-holiday sales and savings.
Christmas Day celebrations have a lot to do with relationships, sharing, gratitude and peace. Families come together, friends call each other, children are at their happiest and collectively, we all show our appreciation and love for each other. I'll be doing the same, spending time with my family and a few close friends, slowing down for a day.
Christmas is traditionally an indoor day, probably the most "indoor" of all the days of the year. After the morning unwrapping, there's time for lounging around, some television watching and maybe a football or basketball game. Then there's the cooking and baking and table setting, all culminating in a big feast, followed by more lounging.