I remember as a kid seeing the first glint of tinsel in the supermarket and the instant fission of excitement: Wow! It’s nearly Christmas!
Not so long ago, I greeted the same sight with a feeling of dread. Christmas already? Oh, no!
At its core, the season’s celebrations are primarily around family. This is wonderful when everything is peachy at home but can serve as a cruel reminder if the family has changed in some way through the year.
There’s nothing quite like having to split your holiday with a newly-split family or eat dinner in the presence of the ‘empty chair’.
It’s not just ...