Although many are counting the days until Santa comes, many are counting the days until the holidays are over! The holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. Holiday time often causes emotional stress, financial stress and/or physical stress. Everyone is dealing with too much to do in too little of a time frame. If you encounter a not so happy person in the upcoming weeks, just step back and consider if they might be dealing with one of these types of stress. Smile…it’s contagious….and don’t let it bother you. If you are one of the people who don’t like the holidays…that’s ok too… acknowledge it and hang in there. Santa will be here soon …. As well as the new year.