What's your favorite part of the holidays?
 
Something about the holidays helps us to slow down, open up, and reflect.  Last night, though my older son, Oscar has a nasty bout of chicken pox, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed with gratitude for this time with my family.  There are no guarantees in this life.  We have today and only today to enjoy.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring?  So I got to thinking what's my favorite part of the holiday season?  The lights.  In Spain, as least in Asturias, some people decorate their apartment or house with Christmas lights but we're probably only 3% of the population.  The city/town hangs up some lights on the main drags, those are beautiful too, but we don't live on a main drag so we're the only ones to express our festiveness in this way.  And I lOVE it!!!  What is your favorite part? What makes it magical or special for you?