I am a strong believer that your daily outlook on life directly affects your daily experiences.
With the stress and craziness of life, it can be hard to appreciate the beauty and good fortune that surrounds us. As things get busier this holiday season, I highly suggest that you try to find ways to appreciate the coziness, smell of fresh balsam, drink lots of hot chocolate, and enjoy the vibrant poinsettias!
This quote from Matisse is especially wonderful since I've been to the Matisse museum and gravestone in Nice, France. There was even a beautiful rose garden right by the museum.