Next week is the start of a new month — the beginning of the last two months of the year. The final 61 days of 2019.

If you are like most people, your preparations for the holidays are ramping up and consuming much of your time and focus. Our calendars get quickly filled with Festival/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/winter solstice celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, work or charitable events. We barely have time to really give thought to what we are doing. Yes, we enjoy all the things, but we also get stressed by all the things. The things we are doing — and the things we aren’t.