With the holiday parties abound, the family/friends arriving or your travels to them beginning, and last minute presents being purchased, keep santosha in mind.
"Whether one is rich or poor…one should never feel dejected. Keeping the mind focused on a single direction, always being happy…this is the contentment known as santosha."
- Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Yoga Mala.
The holidays are a challenging time for many people for varying reasons. Remember to take time for yourself when you can, smile at people you pass on the street, and take a couple deep full breathes anytime you feel yourself getting wrapped up in the chaos of it all.