You may already know this, but the suicide rate spikes right around this time of the year.
If you think about it, it's understandable. All the Christmas spirit, all the shopping, cooking and baking, and all those wonderful songs ...
Editor's note: Like "Leroy the Redneck Reindeer?"
Well, maybe not that one.
"And it was Leroy The Redneck Reindeer, hooked to the front of the sleigh. Delivering toys to all the good ol' boys and girls along the way."
Face it, folks. At Christmas time, you're supposed to be happy. You're supposed to get a lot of hugs and kisses, drink a lot of egg nog and listen to the sound of children's happy laughter.
But if you're alone, Christmas is the time of the year you feel it the most. Maybe you're divorced and your kids live in another state. Maybe you never had kids, and your parents have long since passed away.
Christmas is one of those times when if you're unhappy, it feels as if everyone else in the world is happier than you are.
For some folks, Christmas is something to be survived.
So if you have friends or relatives in this situation, give them a call. Give them a hug. Drop them a line.
Christmas is about friends and family.
It's nice to have them.