Let’s be positive:
… This year, there’s absolutely no chance my in-laws will try to tempt me with a big, uncomfortable birthday dinner in a Chinese restaurant.
… With all the lockdowns and quarantines, people are desperate for entertainment. This could be the perfect timing to start querying agents and publishers again! (I also have a short story to download for free, if you’re bored…)
… We have enough toilet paper at home.
… Both of my parents and my two siblings remembered my birthday, a rare occurrence in our family.
… I’m home for my birthday, just as planned when the virus didn’t even exist.