See, for some people, the holidays remind them — of the people who left, of the choices they made over the last year, of the mistakes they walked into. For some people, the holidays remind them that they will have to live another year without their father, without their mother.
Hello December, please don’t let the year end without love, don’t let me the ring in the new year alone. Don’t let me wonder about what’s next because I’m so lost in the present moment. Please be filled with moments I can’t forget, end the year on a beautiful note, end it with a happy song.
If you boil ginger and lemon into hot water it will warm your entire body and cure any cold you have. Boil two cups of water, throw in a full piece of diced ginger, and squeeze half a lemon into the pot. Let it stew for 10 minutes. It’s a cure-all.
I like that at the end of December, we get to start over. Even if we still have the same jobs, the same relationships, the same address, the same problems, we get a chance to wipe the 2015 blackboard and pick up a fresh piece of chalk.
Make a list of all the things that you want, but are too afraid to ask for.
Hot chocolate. With extra whipped cream.
Go to a thrift store and find cheap, ugly sweaters to wear. The catch is that you each pick out sweaters for each other, and you have to wear what the other person picks in public.
Gift giving can be panic-inducing when done wrong. Or it can make you go from a good friend to a great friend when done right.
It’s a season, not a day
You’re what would happen if ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas materialized into a living, breathing human. Your enthusiasm is either merrily embraced or found insufferably irritating, with no in-between.