Today is Festivus, the day set aside for the annual airing of grievances. It's a wonderful opportunity to just let out all the things that are bothering us. We can set them aside and look forward to a fresh new year.
Here's my list.
I hate to ruin today's holiday, but when I look back on 2016, all I feel is gratitude. All sorts of unexpected things happened -- some were great, some not so great, and some downright awful (the movie, Jackie, comes to mind).
I'm not a fan of the unexpected, and I could not have foreseen much of 2016. But the year is almost over, and we are good. Our Christmas tree is lit, I'm home, waiting for my husband to arrive from the airport with our son, and I've eaten one too many Christmas cookies. My life is not perfect, but I am so grateful for so much that I don't have the words to describe the feeling, other than to say it's nice. If I could bottle that feeling, I'd bathe in it every day.
Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, I wish you much merriment, health, peace, and a big bottle of niceness.
See you in 2017!