With Christmas drawing closer, it’s time to reflect on the past year. After all, once we’re done with the 25th of December, the New Year will be right around the corner. Besides that, Christmas really urges us to come together with our friends and family so we get a sense of our place in the world. It’s the perfect time for contemplation as we exchange presents and share good will. Christmas 2013 is a milestone for the Philippines since we will be celebrating in the wake of disaster. Some of us may have a difficult time finding mirth in it after suffering great personal loss while the more fortunate ones struggle to help the grieving. Christmas is going to be bittersweet but we must make the best of it.