Happy celebrating

Today is a celebratory day for many readers. But even if you don’t officially recognize Christmas on your family calendar, here’s a recommendation—celebrate anyway. Not Christmas, per se, but something that you find celebration-worthy.

Need suggestions?

Do you have a roof over your head?

Are you with your family today?

Parents, have you raised good kids?

Kids, do you have supportive parents who look out for you?

Do you have social connections who support you?

Can you identify three good things that happened yesterday, no matter how small they may be?

Are you off work or school today?

Do you have something worth looking forward to?

And while we’re at it, I’ll just remind students and their parents that the United States has the most open and accessible system of higher education anywhere in the world. The vast majority of the over 2,000 colleges admit far more applicants than they deny. There are billions of dollars in financial aid available. And studies continue to show that your future success and happiness will be influenced far more by what you actually do in college than it will by which specific college you attend.

We can all find something worth celebrating today.

Happy celebrating, however, whatever, and with whomever you choose.