Honoring special days through traditional activities is something that most of us do without thinking. This year I've decided to examine my Christmas traditions and take with me into the New Year only the ones that benefit me and those around me. Christmas cards, for example. Every year I'm thankful to receive lovely cards from friends and family around the world, but since I'm nearly always late getting any sent out, I've traditionally criticized myself for being lazy, inconsiderate, selfish, etc. This tradition of blame is one I'm choosing to leave behind. My new Christmas tradition is to love myself even though I am sometimes lazy, inconsiderate, and selfish.