I wish you the happiest and most joyful day of the year. Whoever happens upon this blog post, may you have a day full of joy, laughter, nostalgia, and a few new experiences mixed in.
But I don't just wish this for you. I wish it for those that you will affect with that joy. I know it's cliche to say, but the greatest joy comes from giving, even if it's not your own joy. We like to think about this time of year in terms of what we get, and the happy feelings we experience, but isn't it so much happier to pass that on to those around you?
After all, we can open gifts and forget about them the next day, but who could forget an act of unprompted self-sacrificial giving, especially on Christmas. That is a gift that never fades and will never give you the post holiday blues.
So enjoy that eggnog, eat too much food, live and laugh and love, but don't pass up the opportunity to do something truly good.