refocus your thoughts and rather than pity party yourself - try going to Golisano's Childrens Hospital and volunteer. Stop and meet some of the kids. I promise you, you will leave there, run to the mall, and start buying gifts for these young kids with Christmas joy running through your heart. If you're not a kid-fanatic, visit a nursing home - again, there you can volunteer just your time in a sing along - and soon you will make a friend and find that they deserve something more than you will ever need. Don't let Christmas find you - go find Christmas. Honestly, you can contact your local Social Service dept - and find a family in need. All this does put your personal losses into perspective. It's awful to lose the ones we love - but sometimes it's even more worse to watch the ones we love suffer. Have a Christmas Heart and find a charity that will fulfill your love of the holiday spirit. Merry Christmas!
Nope...more like borrowing the bull, but not having to put up with the "manure"