The holidays are officially right around the corner and this brings lots of family gatherings, holiday parties, and many other social occasions where it’s completely acceptable by the masses to be belligerently drunk because “it’s the Holidays”.
Well, my anxiety kicks it up a notch around this time of year. Not because I’m worried I’ll be tempted to drink, but because I have to be around people who believe that drinking and numbing is the only way to go through life. To these individuals I want to grab them by the shoulders, shake some sense into them, and tell them there is a better life out there!!!
But I can’t…so I don’t. I simply say a prayer for them and give it over to my HP.