How do you deal with the Blue Christmas every year?
Many people feel lonely and depressed during Christmas for any number of reasons. Have you found a way to deal with these times? If so, how?
The only thing I know to do and that actually works is to get out and help others less fortunate than yourself. Just go out into the world, and find somewhere to serve. You will get to meet new people and have a purpose and take the focus off of yourself, if you happen to be feeling blue. God tells us this in His word too.
Tons of love to you precious sister,
I have invited people to spend Christmas Day with us, that did not have anyone else to spend it with. That has made it special. I have also been told that if you live near a military base, they try to match young men that cannot get home for some reason, with people in the community. They get so depressed and even suicidal, because it is often their first time away from their families at Christmas. If you have the room at your table, invite one or more of them over. They appreciate it so much, that someone cares enough to invite them. Many of them are just out of their childhood, being just 18 and 19 years old.
Sometimes “the most wonderful time of the year” for some is the least wonderful time of the year for others
Last year just before Christmas, I and my husband lost our first born, I was hit by one-two punch of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every time someone said “Happy (insert holiday of choice)” it was just like a knife to my heart. I would return the sentiment just to be courteous then walk away trying not to cry in the middle of a department store.
I can never forget this as each year it reopen old wounds when people punches me with thanksgiving and Christmas wishes.
I understand your torment. I am feeling the punch myself this year but I work in a store and find joy in watching other people buying for their families. I am amazed that it makes me feel better but I can;t feel sad when I hear a child laugh
Angela, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I pray for God's strength and a peace that God's love holds you and your husband and your precious child. Sending hugs and prayers.
@Lambservant Thanks for your Hugs & Prayers, I can’t even express how hurtful and cold that was. But I always appreciate my soulmate who supported me in the worst part of my life.
I always had such fond memories of Christmas from when I was younger. But now that I'm a mom and have to do everything, I find myself not enjoying the holidays as much as I want to. I just told my husband last night that I would prefer to string the tree with popcorn, cranberries and homemade cookie ornaments than to have the hassle of getting out the plastic ornaments and picking up the mess every year (that we have to pack back up until next year).
Usually in giving to others, I get more pleasure out of the season. One year I took a group of teenagers to a homeless shelter with a van loaded full of donations that they purchased with their own money. They got to see how fortunate they really are.
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