Handling the Holidays
"It's the most wonderful time of the year." Yeah right. For some of us, the holidays are simply a series of days to get through, rather than celebrating anything. Grief, stress, & unrealistic expectations all can color this time so that there isn't light, only dark. Yet hope is the one feeling that can carry us through. Focus on the details, instead of the big picture. Enjoy the kids you see waiting for Santa (except of course, the ones that are screaming). Give $1 to a homeless person. Stepping outside yourself can help if only for a moment. And remember that this too is temporary. Before you know it, we'll be into those New Year's Resolutions . . . ah but that's another subject! Here's to getting through!