This morning, we had the first of two performances of our holiday program at school. Since I have a part in the program, I’ve been consumed with trying to remember my lines and the blocking while not fussing with my costume and headset microphone. Instead, I’ve tried to focus on the beautiful singing voices of our third, fourth, and fifth graders and the show’s message that we need to enjoy the holidays and not get caught up in all of the static that prevents us from savoring all of the special moments of the season. It’s so easy to fret about finding the perfect gift and spending a lot of money when the best gift is spending time with friends and family. I want to focus on being with the people I love and not the material aspects of the holiday. I want to cherish sitting beside the Christmas tree and reminiscing about past holidays. I want to laugh and eat my Mom’s famous sugar cookies (carbs will not be counted). I want to try to assemble a gingerbread house that doesn’t look like it needs to be condemned. I want to be all in during this holiday!