Breaking daily routines to spend time with family and friends can sometimes open old wounds and stir up buried emotions. Once every year we gather and repeat traditions that are sometimes older than we are! It can be a time of joy, or lingering sadness. Anchor your mind in the present, let go of expectations and find some time to contemplate letting go of any frustration or anger you hold toward others. Forgiveness is a spiritual practice with measureable rewards. Resolve to allow yourself the gift of freedom this holiday season.