For many there will be loneliness because we expect the holiday to be special and it won’t be.
For others there will be delays with traffic, travel, weather, etc., frustrations with errands, preparations, and plans, and conflicts with family and friends over stuff.
For some, poor health and tragic circumstances.
Remembering to release our expectations is the essential element for rising above it all.
Expect to love. Expect to honor others. Expect to remember the original purpose of the celebration. That’s all.
E ÷ UE = pD°
Experience ÷ Unmet Expectations = Degree of potential Drama
In the end, strong and noble character is much more valuable than things going our way.