Saturday, December 23, 2006

Holiday Stress

It's that time of the year that everyone is happy, merry, jolly, excited...and all the rest of that crap. You wouldn't know it at the airport. Aside from the random carolers, and the occasional white Christmas lights, everyone just seems so...stressed.

The people behind the counter are stressed. The security people are unhappy. The passengers are thinking about what they may have left at home, worrying about whether or not they will make it on time, hoping that the weather holds up.

It all builds to those few moments around the tree or the dinner table. This is what all the preparation is for. Many of us spend the whole day cooking. We've been buying gifts on and off for weeks.

And not to make sweeping generalizations, but the moment IS worth it. But it's a shame that the holidays cause at least as much as stress as they do joy, if not more.

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