Is it January yet?
This isn’t a bah-humbug post. This is a hug for some; and a realization for others.
Not everyone loves the holidays. Every time we see a commercial or post that talks about being with family and friends during the holidays, it’s like getting stabbed over and over with a butter knife.
Not everyone is with family and friends for the holidays. Many have lost loved ones, either through death or estrangement, others are miles away.
The house is exceptionally empty, quiet and lonely from Thanksgiving through New Years. It may be empty, quiet and lonely the rest of the year too but at a time of office parties and family gatherings it’s only magnified that some are without loved ones during the holidays.
I know it’s natural for many to want to extend an invitation to those you know may be alone at Christmas. It’s the season of giving, so why wouldn’t you open your home to others? You can’t stand the thought of someone being alone. [Read more…] about Holidays Are Hard