Originally Posted by antiochian
Does anyone else get severely depressed around the holidays? I just felt like a zombie at my family gathering. And throughout the week. And I'm not even sure why, and I feel guilty, because I know I have much to be thankful for, and that many have far more reason to be down and out.
I do wish all a very blessed Christmas, Solstice, Hannakah, Kwanzaa, etc.
In my opinion, Christmas is a time when it is very easy to feel lonely. It is just as easily a time to feel loved. Each year I look around at all that I have and am SO grateful, I also look around and see what is missing.
My grandparents are my blessing, they arrive and make our Christmas magical. My mom makes everyday beautiful and my sis and I are locked at the hip. I could not help but note that I miss my brother and sister-in-law terribly. Also, that my "step-dad" was supposed to be living here, but that did not work out.
We can look at the things that worked out or at the things that didn't. I enjoyed my Christmas throughly, I started crying three or four times, and I chose to worry about the good and not the bad. The ability to do this has a great deal to do with the situation, but it's how I enjoyed my Christmas.