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Under the Hat: Merry and Happy

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I was taken back a bit earlier this week when my wife mentioned that part of her really dreads the holidays.

There are the decorating and cooking chores; the events to attend and the presents to wrap.

And of course there's the driving of kids here and there.

‘Tis the season where people say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

But apparently it's not always merry or happy for a full-time working mom with two teenage girls.

I admit that the season can be chaotic. There is little goodwill toward men when you are elbowing one of them out of the way to get your hands on a flat screen TV.

This scene in a Fort Worth WalMart might be on the extreme end of things but it really does show the frenzy that can be whipped up at this time of year.

Some people become depressed because they don't have the resources to fully enjoy the holidays.

Other people become stressed and overwhelmed because their holidays are too full.

Does it strike anyone else that maybe we're not doing something right?

I don't have all the answers but something tells me that even small gestures can help.

So my mission this holiday is to do what I can; run an errand for someone to give them a break, buy a small gift for a kid in need we don't even know.

Who knows what fruit seeds like that might bear somewhere down the road?

So my goal is to return just a little Happy to the Holidays.

Join me, won't you?

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