I had a couple of invitations to celebrate today with friends today but I chose to stay home. I can relive old memories and smile, or I can cry if I need to.
I can read, watch TV, sip some wine, and just be.
No pressures. No false smiles.
I am lucky and blessed because I have friends and family who understand what I need to do to get through today.
Maybe on future Christmases, I will do it differently. But this year, as in years past, I choose this.
And it's OK.
Do what you need to do this year to celebrate, to remember, to care for yourself.
And know that whatever you choose is okay.