This time of year is focused on giving, doing, receiving, giving some more, and doing even more! Our calendars fill quickly and the to-do list can be uncomfortably long. Bringing awareness into our everyday lives can bring a sense of calm and steady to the lengthy demands. Most of us will have an opportunity to stand in line for longer than we would like in the coming weeks, what if you were to gently close your eyes, feel your feet on the floor, listen to the layers of sounds around you? Perhaps connecting with someone and sharing a smile, or that knowing look (yes, this stinks!). If we allow awareness to infiltrate the mundane, it naturally brings a sense of wonder and peace. Give yourself the gift of mindful attunement this holiday season.