And when those blue snowflakes start fallin’
That’s when those blue memories start callin’
You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas
Sometimes it’s hard to be cheerful during the holidays.
If you have a loved one who’s suffering, “Happy holidays!” can feel like a cruel joke. The most wonderful time of the year? Not for everyone.
This topic is heavy on my mind because I have a dear friend who is dealing with recent deaths and serious financial difficulties. She lives across the country so it’s hard to know how well she’s handling it. Here in our small community at least two local families are dealing with the deaths of their sons this year, including one who was buried only last week. We probably all know someone who is not having such a happy holiday. Maybe it’s you.
Do the holidays always lift your spirits or have you had to cope with sad holidays? Are you prone to sadness or melancholy during this time of the year? How have you tried to help others in this situation? Do you ever feel guilty about enjoying this wonderful time of the year while others close to you are suffering? Are you having a happy holiday this year? What are the best and worst parts of the holidays?