As I sit here this morning, reeling a bit over how much cash I just laid down on a major purchase and crunching the budget numbers for this month and next again and again...I'm holding on, with both hands, to the feeling of peace and joy I've had so far about this holiday season. This time of year isn't about money--although so, so much is required, I'm afraid, for the memories we like to make--and it's not about work and all of those things. It's about being grateful and spending time with loved ones. So I'm going to get up from this computer and make a choice to recapture my peace. I'm going to let go of the stress in my shoulders and get on with my day.