Because You're Worth It

A cosmetic conglomerate has been using the line for years.  Yesterday I saw a quote that reminded me-- the people that we love are worth it. You are worth it. It is a crazy time of year. Crazy. There are moments of great kindness and moments of....craziness (drivers in particular.) But there is a reason that we do this every year. We all have our very personal sentiments about the reason for the season and, for some, very strong sentiments about the reason to forgo it altogether. Could it be like tax deductions?  Hurry and get in the last gesture of loving kindness, in the form of a gift, before the new year arrives?  No, it couldn't be.  
Holidays are funny in their predictable way of bringing out the best and worst in us. Someone may disappoint you this year. Some of of us may disappoint others. But really, the point is that we care, and if we were to take that caring into everything that we do, what a wonderful world this would be
“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”
Donald Westlake (1933-2008);
American writer