What is it about Christmas lights that make things better? We didn’t put up a tree this year. We haven’t in many years due to visiting hospitals, nursing homes and being down right depressed by the whole holiday. I knew this year was going to be hard so I wanted to start bringing back some of the magic that I find in decorations. I trudged off to Target to get a $10 string of fake garland that was pre-lit. It has made my Christmas! I know it isn’t much but it has made it so much easier for me to accept that we won’t be spending the holiday with my parents or Jerry’s parents…ever…again… I know..drama, drama, drama. The lights somehow make it easier for me to accept things. So with that, I have a little more “light” in my heart this year than the past few years, even with the loss I have endured.