In honor of December, here are 12 things to smile about:
-- Serene snowscapes.
-- Bowl games.
-- 24-7 Christmas music on the radio.
-- The stock market continues to soar.
-- Home for the holidays.
-- Free food and treats seemingly everywhere you turn.
-- Presents under the tree.
-- Nonpareils with red and green sugar sprinkles.
-- America. (We may be divided, but it’s no worse than the late 1960s-early 1970s. We’ll get through and we’ll be fine. We always do.)
-- Fancy Christmas-light displays.
-- Three- and four-day holiday weekends.
-- Family. Always, family.
RANDOM SHOTS AND SECOND THOUGHTS
-- One of the most underrated and underappreciated phrases in the history of the English language is: “No, I’m good. Thanks.”
-- It’s not true that at some weddings in West Virginia, everyone sits on the same side of the church.
-- If I never hear the word “hashtag” in 2018, it will be a happy year.