Years ago one of our pastors said he liked Thanksgiving because it was a holiday that we (meaning society) hadn't managed to ruin yet. The implication being that Christmas was something we had commercialized to the point of it being about everything but Jesus' birthday.
One of the peeps in my art group suggested a book called How the World Sees You: Discover YourHighest Value Through Science of Fascination by Sally Hogshead. I was intrigued and picked it up. The book asks the question, how do you fascinate people?
What better way to create a deeper bond with the members of your family than with new traditions? These are opportunities for everyone, young and old, to take part in a shared family activity.
No one likes being alone all the time, but if you have a problem with it (and try to avoid it at all costs) it can hurt your relationships. I'm lucky, I guess, in the fact that I'm an introvert and have always needed some alone time.
Is it harder to make friends when you're older? Yes. At least, that's been my experience. It's not impossible, and it does require that you open up your ideas on how to meet people and who to have in your friend circles, but the pals you have when you're older are just as valuable and special as the