~The Pointer Sisters~
There are numerous advantages to being a Pointer Sister.
First off, I'm guessing the Pointers aren't stressing over the holidays. Most likely, they don't have a silly mental list (must less one on paper) of 'things to do' that is just insanely impossible to check off. And if they did have a list, it would include items like 'reinforce efforts to catch squirrel', 'go to bed early', and 'attempt to steal other Pointer's treat'.
They aren't concerned about the fact that it's be the third year in a row that they haven't sent out holiday cards.
And baking? In the world of the Pointer Sister, homemade cinnamon rolls and caramel popcorn isn't a must-have...although if they were handed to them or were accidentally dropped in front of their noses, it would be delightful.
The Pointers are also not worried that the dash of their car must have an electrical glitch, even when the indoor lights (that allow you to see how much over the speed limit you are going) and the 'lighter' where you charge your phone aren't working - and the Pointers aren't thinking 'I'd better get this fixed before I head to Virginia'.
I like the holidays, but the past few years they've been really tough - and this year is no exception. Life itself is a bit too stressful right now to add on top of it all packages and ribbons and cookies and...cheer.
Finally, the Pointer Sisters are brimming over with good cheer - and somewhere, embedded in these words, is the secret to living well.