If you value the ability to look on the bright side, you may enjoy this anecdote, courtesy of the lady who shared it last evening on my bus ride home. She and her boyfriend will be spending Christmas Eve with their respective children, but her boyfriend's son will be at his mother's home for Christmas. They reassured him that Santa understands such situations and manages to find both places.
"Sweet," replied the boy. "We'll get twice as much stuff."
I hope you're enjoying the holiday season. This post will probably stand as the long-weekend loose thread, so festoon it as you wish with decorative, brightly lit thoughts.