Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent's birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend's important anniversary.
By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.