Here in the US, the holiday season is upon us. Many people have mixed feelings about this time of year. It is a season of appreciation, time with loved ones, and giving. And it can also be very challenging, hectic, and stressful. Yet, as “bah, humbug” as our inner scrooge might sometimes feel with all the gifts to buy, parties to attend, trips to take, family visits, etc., somehow, it usually all comes together and the spirit of community, love and gratitude that is in the air soaks into our hearts more than any other time of year.