"It's a miracle if you can find true friends,
and it's a miracle if you have enough food to eat,
and it's 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