So, I was thinking, maybe this year it wouldn't be so bad, heck there was that feel good thread which lasted for all of 3 posts before it turned into trash.... Why is there so much hate? Why can't people just be happy? If someone does something good, why can't you just accept it and be happy or move on if you don't care for it, why do you have to turn it into hell for everyone else? I spend most of Saturnday in tears...stupid commercials. A bride was getting ready for her wedding and her little brother showed up with her flowers. Made me think of my little brother when my big sister got married and how excited he was when he talked about her coming home. He actually thought she was going to come back and live with us after her honeymoon. He passed several years ago and I miss him so much. My parents are gone, several of my friends are gone. Aunts and Uncles...my cousin refuses to return my phone calls. My youngest is having a hard time adjusting to his living situation and after talking to a dozen different specialists it's been decided that he can come home to spend Christmas eve and we'll take him back Christmas night. At least he'll be here and I'll be happy about that. Why is Christmas so depressing? And why is there so much hate? How can anyone take something good like someone paying someone else's layaway and turn it into a "fuck everyone" thread? I know so many of people out of work this year, and there are so many others who think they deserve nothing, not even a job...Hatred seems to be in this year, on all sides. Why? Abraham Lincoln once said "People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." I had made up my mind to be happy, until I let CG ruin it for me. And yes, I let her because no one can make you feel bad unless you let them. So, I think my new years resolution is to avoid every thread on this board with the possible exception of the Coffee Shop. I need more positive influences in my life and I think so many here have lost their way and are taking the rest of us down with them. I'm not going down any further, I make my stand here. Have a Merry Christmas everybody and I truly wish you all well for the New Year. Here's hoping next year is better than the last and that eventually the left and the right will both see how stupid they are being and meet somewhere in the middle. God Bless everyone, sorry for venting.