Stop the seasonal shoulding

You should find the perfect gifts.
You should have a holiday party.
You should feel merry and bright.
You should bake five kinds of cookies.
You should set up your Christmas village.

Stop shoulding on yourself.  

Gift gifts that make you feel connected to the receiver.
Meet friends for lunch.
Feel what you feel, and be okay with it.
Bake one kind of cookie, or support a local bakery and buy theirs.
Choose your favorite piece from the village make it a centerpiece.

Permission granted to do less,
buy fewer things, think smaller, and
make the season bright in a way that resonates with you.

Let your love (not stuff or shoulding), be the Holy Light this season.