Shut Up About Being Single For Christmas, Please
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Shut Up About Being Single For Christmas, Please

You're seriously going to be single this Christmas? How will you survive?

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Shut Up About Being Single For Christmas, Please
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You're seriously going to be single this Christmas? How will you survive?

Forget about the motherless on Mother’s Day or the fatherless on Father’s Day --

What about the baeless around Christmastime? Can you imagine not having a significant other on a holiday that should be focused on absolutely everything besides having a significant other?

“It’s getting to be snuggle weather, and I have no one to snuggle with.”

Snuggle weather…as in it’s literally freezing (coming from a Michigander). Consider the fact that there are people without beds to lay in or homes to sleep in while you’re whining about not having a cuddle buddy. Honestly, buy a heated blanket and a body pillow, and get over yourself.

“Wish I had somebody to spoil this Christmas.”

Are you sure? You wish you had another obligation to spend money? If you want to spoil someone, you should take a look at the people who often go unnoticed in your Christmas shopping. Do more for your parents, siblings, that favorite aunt or uncle, buy gifts for you cousins, or get your friends something small and meaningful. You can even find a way to buy a gift for a child in need! You have plenty of people to spoil on Christmas, you just need to look a little closer.

“Another family Christmas without a boyfriend/girlfriend to take.”

As if being around your family on Christmas isn’t enough of a blessing. Every Christmas, my family gets together right at midnight to exchange gifts. From the youngest to the oldest member -- we are all there. The next morning, we go to church and then we all meet up for Christmas dinner. It’s these moments, the laughter, and undeniable energy of love that I look forward to…whether I’m bringing a boyfriend or not. I wish everyone could enjoy the laughter of being around a family like mine during the holidays.

I wish that people would focus on the bigger picture during this time of the year. If you’re celebrating Christmas, you’re celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ – take the time to thank him for everything you have. For Christmas, I wish that people focused more on giving than receiving. I wish that everyone could have a warm bed and a hot meal. I wish everyone could be surrounded by family, love, and laughter. I wish I could afford to give the people in my life the gifts that they deserve. I wish I could buy a gift for every child that may not be getting one this year. I wish I could help out a family in need. I wish I could bring back my loved ones and other people’s loved ones who we miss the most this time of the year. The absolute last thing on my mind is wishing I had a boyfriend to spend the holiday with. Seriously, people, save the complaints about the absence of a significant other for Valentine’s Day – though I guarantee no one will care to hear them then, either.

Focus on what you have, stop lamenting on what you don’t, realize that there are people who have bigger problems than not having a “bae” on Christmas – and then enjoy your holiday.

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