As the winter and Holidays roll by, how can I stay happy?

My family is poor. We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's besides a small dinner. It can get very depressing at this time of year. Friends celebrate and are so happy. Ever since my gran went into a nursing home for dementia/Alzheimer, we have stopped celebrating. How do people... show more My family is poor. We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's besides a small dinner. It can get very depressing at this time of year. Friends celebrate and are so happy. Ever since my gran went into a nursing home for dementia/Alzheimer, we have stopped celebrating. How do people stay happy when this time of year is in full swing and you can't participate?
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