There comes a time to break a cycle of useless behaviors. The chitterlings are best left in the hog, IMHO. My plans for the holidays are to sit and to sit . I shall move when my body demands food but otherwise, I shall do nothing.
After the holidays, I shall move to a new phase of life. I plan to be more active than I have been in 2013. I lost some traditions in 2013 when my elders died. The good of their ways I shall keep but the things that are no longer viable I shall allow to be buried with them.
It is time we evolve as a species. May 2014 be the year we leave behind those Traditions that no longer serve us.