For many people December is a month of marvel and belief in miracles. It’s usually associated with Joy and Jingling Bells, overindulging in food and drink, and parties. For alot of people though, this seemingly festive season can bring about feelings of anxiety and sadness and it pretty much makes the season a very tough one. You see, not everyone has good memories of family or not everyone might even have a family to celebrate with. So while we’re bombarded with slogans of ‘Tis the season of Family’ we should be mindful that there people out there who might not be experiencing those warm and fuzzy feelings that we might be having. This by no means, is saying that you should dim your Joy but maybe you can spread some Joy in your own way?
We should be reminded also that lots of families who are less fortunate are faced with the societal pressure of providing gifts for each other, when they’re already under so much pressure trying to put a meal on the table day to day. So maybe if we’re in a position to help anyone in a such a situation, we can consider doing so this season. Tis the season of Giving, after all.
For me the Holiday Season has always been my favorite time of year. It hasn’t been all jolly all the time–in fact it’s always been a mixed bag of emotions for me. However I always choose to keep the feeling of Hope and Faith because after all if there ever is a time to do so it would be during this season. Right?!
***For those of you who have a really tough time during this time of the year, you are not alone and you don’t need to be alone. There are teams, organizations, healers, caring people in this world to help you get through it. Please reach out to someone.***