This is the first time in a very long time that I am in the "Christmas Mood" and I really don't want to ruin a good thing. Every year when the whole family gets together and we gather in the living room, all our "spidey senses" start tingling when we hear keywords or topics which make us want to run away. So let's discuss some important things to NOT talk about so we can make this holiday enjoyable for everyone.

1. Let's Not Talk About The President- Here's the deal. No matter what side you take on the situation we have in the White House right now, let's not discuss what the President is doing. I know for a fact he's not talking about me so let's not include him in our festivities. Even the circus has to close down every once in a while.

2. No, I Don't Have A Significant Other- This is for all us single people who would rather watch A Christmas Story all day on repeat than being tied down to somebody who's eventually gonna screw us over. This is a time of year to be happy with yourself and be thankful for the chance to grow and become wiser, so that when the opportunity arises to date someone...they will be right for us. Until then, let's not talk about the person who totally backstabbed us.

3.No, I Will Not Give You A Grandchild-  Some of you parents love to push this conversation into oncoming traffic. Luckily for me, this isn't an issue considering my brothers just gave my parents two beautiful grandchildren. But for you ladies out there in your mid-twenties, I know you struggle with this conversation. Stand your ground, and when they pop this question on you just reply with how much you really enjoy tacos just to throw them off.

4. If You Have Crappy Family Members, Let It Be- We all have those members of our family we don't understand. The ones whos actions drive us away from them and them from us. Even though it may be tough, it's best to not talk about them. It won't give anyone closure. If anything, it makes me a little angry and confused as to why people can be so delusional. I don't want any negativity on Christmas. Let them be them and hope in your heart that they change for the better and are doing well.

5. It Would Be Great If We Didn't Discuss The Mistakes I've Made The Last 10 Years- I think some of us can accept that maybe our path towards a happy and somewhat successful life was not always paved. Many of the reasons behind that may be because of decisions we've made. But I've never gone into something with intentions of failing. It's taken me a long time to get where I am now and I'd rather focus on the good than the bad. So don't bring up crappy times. That just makes us feel like the hard work to get where we are isn't good enough for you. That's a terrible thing to do to someone, especially a loved one. Focus on the positivity.

Okay, so we got that out of our system, so let's have a great holiday and spread some kindness and cheer. One more week!


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