The reason for this season is the same for me now as when I was younger. My family never gave a lot of material things for Christmas, we exchanged presents but our main focus was family. We always had special snacks on Christmas Eve that we didn’t have during the year. On Christmas morning we would get up and open presents, then get ready to go to my Grandparents home???? That’s what I remember most, is spending the day with my cousins, and playing all day. Life wasn’t always going the best, but when our family was all together it seemed to make things better. Now that Im 67 yrs old, I feel the same as when I was a kid, it’s all about my friends and family. How I feel about the Holidays (and every day) has only gotten stronger, I can always buy presents, but I can’t replace my friends and family. I’m sorry that people have for one reason or another no family, but to me family doesn’t have to be blood relatives. I hope everyone finds joy not only during the holidays but all year long.