>I don’t know why I’m feeling so bah humbug this year. Nothing horrible has happened to me. It’s pretty much been the same old same old. Granted there have been moments of joy, but they seem to be few and far between. Like Charlie Brown, I keep focusing on what’s missing in my life. “I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?”
It’s tough habit to break when you’ve been doing it for most of your life. There’s no, “stop being so negative” patch. There’s no rehab for Debbie Downer Syndrome.
My point of view just needs to change. All those holiday parties are not a hinderance to my dating life. They are fun and I enjoy any excuse to be social. It’s wonderful to see people decorate the outside of their houses. Just thinking about the myriad of lights brings a smile to my face. Christmas music reminds me of my childhood, when the magic of Christmas morning was at its strongest. Being with my family during the holidays is a requirement and I love it. The noise, the confusion, the laughter, it’s all part of the joy.