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Samuel Mills, Staff Writer

Around the globe, no matter what holiday a person celebrates, 2020 is the perfect year to take a step back and say, “I want to take more time to focus on what is really important.” Of course, what is or is not important is subjective and varies from person to person; however, most people would likely agree that spending quality time with loved ones is one of the most crucial parts of this holiday season, especially considering how chaotic the world has been.

With everything going on, it is important to take some time to tell loved ones how much we care about them. Sometimes it is better to have a more relaxed holiday with one’s immediate family than to have a fancy party with extravagant gifts and decorations. Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a person busting out their biggest and brightest decorations to show their holiday spirit. Personally, the decorations, music, and general atmosphere are my favorite parts of the holidays; however, those things are just not absolutely necessary in order for us to show appreciation for the people closest to us. A small, sentimental gift or gathering can go a long way, even compared to a lavish but ultimately impersonal present or celebration.

This holiday season, we should all be more grateful for the people in our lives who matter to us. These are the people who brighten our days just by being there for us, and that matters more than any kind of gift or party. At the end of the day, we should all cherish our loved ones’ presence over their presents.