Wednesday, December 21, 2011
When you are going about your business in stores and out to eat, even grocery stores have Christmas music playing in the background. Sometimes the songs are full of cheer almost fake joy. If your mood isn't happy, happy, joy, joy. This can seem to highlight your sadness, frustration and even disappointments you might be struggling with. Often holidays are a time for celebration but sometimes a loss of a family member either through death or divorce can be hard to deal with. An illness during this time can also make one not feel so "bubbly" with the holiday cheer. I often find when I am picky about the type of Christmas music I listen to it helps. Instead of picking trivial holiday song about people having fun, but select songs that are more focused lyrically on the birth of Christ helps me to stay focused on the real reason we celebrate the Christmas. It also helps me not get unrealistic expectations of others at this time of year. (I also try to limit watching commercials the focus is completely on myself & my wants. That does nothing to help me stay positive, joyful, or happy during this time of year. Do you anything to help keep your sanity this time of year?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sometimes things just suck! They do, why pretend otherwise. Things can suck because bad things have happened to us, other times, bad things happen because we have made bad decisions. Either way things can sometimes suck.
So this blog is to offer encouragement to anyone out there that needs some. In today's world everyone seems to be "fine", nobody talks about their problems, or even appears to have any. However the older I get the more I realize you never know what is really going on in some one's Else's life. You can not compare your "backstage" knowledge of your life, with the show someone else is putting on for the world to see. Just remember what stage productions use to build the background or scenery on a stage set, they often use flimsy, and sometimes out of cardboard or thin wood. They props and backgrounds look great from the audience, but backstage or up close the different sets look very different!
So remember not everything is what it appears to be. You are not alone, you are not the only person struggling with what you are going through.