Sometimes singleness is all:
It’s so awesome that I can buy myself a little present when I’m Christmas shopping, go to every holiday party I want, and live in a house that looks like the North Pole without having to check in with anyone! I can eat peppermint ice cream for three meals a day, watch terrible Fa La La La Lifetime movies, and drink eggnog straight out of the carton. LIFE.IS.AWESOME!
And sometimes it’s all:
Just an FYI.
The holidays are hard for many of us singles. Loneliness can be loud…a ringing in the ears that can’t be muted. Happy people surround us and even if it’s just a charade, it’s a reminder of what we do not have.
I was sitting with a few girlfriends this weekend, one opened up and allowed herself to be vulnerable. In tears, she said, “I just don’t want to be alone anymore.”
And I get that so much.
I’m tough…I rarely allow myself to go there. But it’s lurking behind the happy facade. If I allow myself to slow down – if I’m not overly programmed during the holiday season, the enemy can easily crack my hard shell.
But the good news is that I’ve learned how I best enjoy the holidays. I decorate and throw parties. I watch insanely cheesy chick flicks (evidence above). I dress up and celebrate with my friends and family. I run a charity project and participate in another. I take time to enjoy the simple things. But despite my best efforts, it’s not a fool proof plan.
Why do I tell you all of this instead of just sharing the funny clip above? Simply to let you in a little and to ask a teensy favor:
Please be sure to check in with the singles in your life this Christmas season and show them a little extra love…otherwise, they might end up half-eaten by wild dogs.