"It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season—like all the other seasons—is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them."

- Lemony Snicket, The Lump of Coal

P.S. Just saw that Joanna over at Cup of Jo just did essentially this exact same post, four minutes before me! I promise I didn't steal it. I randomly came across The Lump of Coal in the library a few weeks ago, and I loved it. Give it a read if you get the chance.