Whatever you’re doing, however you’re spending the day be kind to yourself. If you’re cooking remember to sit down often and that wine is not only for the gravy. If you’re a visitor know that your very presence is making the day different and special for the household. If it’s not your celebration, relish the quiet of big cities and the shops that are shut. If you are on your own and not by choice, you’re allowed to cry a little for the christmases of the past, but only if you can also smile remembering them.
And if you are opening presents today….
“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”