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If you're gathering with family during the holidays or even if you're just out and about where the celebration of the season is evident, your senses may be in heightened arousal mode as you are assaulted with the sounds, smells, sights, and other stimulants that cry out "Christmas!".
This is a time when our senses might be tapping into our past. Wherever you may be during this holiday time it's good to stay on special sensory alert. Make connections with your memory as the senses are bombarded. Hopefully the memories are happy ones, though undoubtedly some may be wistful or even sad. Take them in. They're all part of the story of life.