Merry Christmas to you, dear reader!
This is a special time of year when people give gifts and send messages of happiness, peace and good will to family and friends.
Christmas is a unique and valuable tradition because the practice of gift giving reminds us what life is all about.
As social animals, our identity, survival and prosperity depends on being part of groups. And by giving gifts at Christmas to the people we care about we help to build the social bonds and positive relationships which give meaning and value to our lives.
This is a positive idea that we can reflect on throughout the year.
May you have a happy and prosperous year ahead!
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