We are family
When the year is ending with a bang that’s explosive and not in a good way (i.e., last month’s devastating Friday the 13th in Paris and Beirut) and it’s difficult to fathom all the chaos and catastrophes in the world, one can’t help but ask: How can you find peace and joy in such troubled times? More so this season, when you’re expected to make merry (read p.38) as you cope with the frenzy of festivities (holiday hacks galore in this issue). The answer: You give. Not just presents, but more importantly, your time, and a little bit of yourself. Really cherish moments and make memories with those you love and value, and share with those in need (the simplest acts can change a life, p.104). In this frantic day and age, it is reconnecting with others, whether with our family of origin (holiday family drama? Read p.98), or of choice (like our dearest friends), or with humanity, that gives meaning to and makes us realize what truly matters in our short lives. After all, it’s a gift to be alive, so be sure to make your life the best kind you can ever have. And know that your Cosmo family is always here for you, helping
you navigate life and live big, month after month in every issue, and minute by minute online. Enjoy the holidays!