May this holiday be the same as every other, in that it is filled with family and friends, swathed in warmth and generosity, cradled in security, and caressed sweetly but firmly with forgiveness.
May this holiday be the same as every other, in that we take the time to remember that kindness and love have no season, no specific time or place, and no best delivery method. May we remember that love and kindness should be our always, our everywhere; our only moment.
May this holiday be the same as every other, in that we enjoy our minutes slowly, and peruse the seconds with re-discovered wonder. May we savor our hours in such a way that work is not a chore, effort is not unaware, and perseverance weighs just a little lighter.
May this holiday be different from every other, in that we let ourselves go just enough to see everyone else in a way that is new and intriguing and absolutely honest. May we use this time to understand our subjective concerns through the lens of our families, our friends, our communities; our souls.
May this holiday be different from every other, in that we will be better at these things; more consistent, more mindful, more invested. May we set new records for our understanding, our flexibility, our care, and our abilities to fulfill such desires.