Anymore, the holidays just irritate me. I've seen them through a different light and I'm not impressed.
But, there are a few moments that show what the true meaning of the holidays are all about. I see the news and see a mother who has passed on from cancer, asking 2 years later for gifts for her husband, their children, his new love and her children, and it makes me smile. Or when I hear a story of how a gift card from work provided groceries and a Christmas for their kids, that would have never happened without it. It is those moments that makes the holidays tolerable.