Holidays are Hard for Some of Us

Thinking of everyone who struggles through this time of year. Hugs!

JACKIE LEA SOMMERS

This time of year– i.e., “the hap-happiest season of all”– is difficult for many people, including me. It has been since I was about fifteen or sixteen years old. That’s over half of my life spent wishing that Thanksgiving and Christmas and even New Years would just hurry up and be over already.

It’s not that I don’t love family. I do.

It’s not that I don’t love what the holidays represent. I do.

It’s not that I’m some bah-humbug Scrooge who is annoyed with it all. I’m not.

I think it mostly has to do with the dark. It’s so much, so suffocating. It’s waking up in blackness and having it already be dark when you leave work.

But it also has to do with the light– that is, the cheer, the general good tidings, the comfortable coziness that seems to accompany the holidays for most people. For some…

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2 thoughts on “Holidays are Hard for Some of Us

  1. I relate so much! I thought i was alone in not having a “real” reason to feel so down this time of year (I love family, Jesus, cookies, and twinkle lights as much as the next person!) but dang i dislike November and December. The dark seems never ending and the cold is just beginning with no end in sight until March IF we’re lucky. Sigh. Thanks for your words, as always. We’ll make it though the dark!

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