When I was a little boy, the holiday season was always filled with its own particular excitement. Growing up in Chicago, snow, while not assured, was a definite possibility. All the kids wanted snow so the old guy in the red suit could land his sleigh.
As we are about to embark on the holidays, I have always found it fitting the season starts with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is more than a day. It can be a way of being. Being thankful or grateful is the path to being joyful.