Our local farmers’ markets are extending their operations into the fall and winter, making it easy to find wonderful locally made gifts and high-quality local ingredients for our holiday feasts. What if we measured the success of the season by how many farmers and artisans are thriving in our communities? By how well we are sustaining our locally-owned Main Street businesses? Or by how well we listen, speak from the heart, and give our friends and family members the luxury of our time and undivided attention?
How much happier and more fulfilled would we be if we could channel our appetite for holiday excess into a superabundance of generosity and compassion throughout the year?