Samuel begins his always-popular annual Christmas meeting by first revisiting last month’s meeting about “soldiering on,” and included insightful discussion about learning what we can and cannot change. Samuel then shifted to his main points of this year’s Christmas meeting which include: the destructive nature stress has on our health and our lives; ways to reduce stress; a different way to look at the Christmas story; seeing Jesus’ birth as ushering in a new way of thinking; the real reason we celebrate Christmas today; what it means that Jesus was the last Messiah; and the gift Guardians give the world.