‘My, how things have changed.’

Christmas will soon be here.  I recall a time when I used to get so excited. That’s when I was a kid. I couldn’t wait until vacation began and we’d have off from school. I’d walk behind our house and dig up a little pine tree. I’d decorate it with lights and garland and put it in my room.

Ah, well, those days are long past. Now, I can’t wait until the holiday is over. I tend to feel sad at this time of the year when I really should be happy. Hubs is doing okay since his stroke. I’m in fairly good health except for this depression that seems to kick my butt this time of the year. I think it’s because I’m stuck inside the house. Not that I don’t have anything to do inside, I just don’t want to do it, if that makes any sense.

For those who suffer from depression and anxiety, believe me, I know exactly what you’re going through. Now, when I feel myself dwelling on sad thoughts, I do my best to shake it off and think about the good things I have in my life. There really is more good than bad, but with depression it’s always easier to see the glass half empty instead of half full. I’m the type that has to change the channel when a commercial comes on about abused animals, then give my pets an extra hug and a treat. Slow Christmas songs like, ‘Silent Night’, make me tear up. Geez, I’m such a sap.

Anyway, I do wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For those who find it extra difficult during this time of the year , please know that I care. ❤

Love, Mary




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