Sometimes Holidays Are Hard

Here in the US, we are getting ready for Thanksgiving festivities. It is a time to sit back and be grateful for all of life’s miracles. It’s time to sit back and enjoy your family, your home, and an incredible abundance of food. It’s time for getting ready for Hannukah and Christmas and Kwanzaa and New Years.

Not everyone finds the holidays to be full of excitement and wonder, though. Holidays can be reminders of people we miss or people that haven’t yet met in our lives. Holidays can make us feel like we are behind the times. Holidays can make us look back and not feel happy about what we see. Holidays can be hard times.

If the holidays are hard for you, don’t throw your sadness over your shoulders and hide. Reach out. Talk to us. Sometimes just being able to verbalize a pain is enough to defeat it.

The holidays can be hard, but they don’t have to knock you down, and you don’t have to deal with them alone.

Image by Felipe Horst. http://www.sxc.hu/profile/felipeah

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