1. Cream cheese mashed potatoes
2. Central heating
3. Deciding not to go shopping on Boxing Day, which meant not being jambed up against 50% of the Canadian population all shuffling toward tables of $6 sweaters and cheap electronics
4. Giving Christmas presents that combined beauty and functionality
5. Needle nose pliers
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in 365 days of Grace in Small Things.