Holiday wishes

By sandyfrazzini Latest Reply 2014-12-02 15:14:03 -0600
Started 2014-11-29 13:11:31 -0600

The holiday season is upon us once again, as wondrous and joyous as the season is, to a great many of us it can bring great stress, sadness and depression. I know the season can be hard for some, please know that nobody is alone in this, this site has so many caring people you can talk to or vent to or ask where to reach out for help. Please don’t let yourself be alone.
Last year I was very stressed out because I didn’t have any money to buy gifts for my kids, I just barely had enough to make a Christmas dinner. We did not put up lights or a Christmas tree, no Christmas cookies. Part of the stress was because I was depressed due to things at work , I did not even leave the house for 3 weeks, all of which I called in sick and I know I was close to losing my job, I didn’t even care. I was also sad because I was really missing my Mom and my Dad was very ill with lung cancer, we didn’t think he was going to make it. It’s a year later and he is doing very well. I skipped all of the holiday gatherings with the family and sat home watching TV. Do you know what got me out of all of that, it was this website and all the hope they gave to me. I went to my doctor and he could see that I was struggling and he put me on meds for depression.
This year I am looking forward to decorating and going to some of the holiday gatherings, making cookies and listening to Christmas music and I can’t wait to go buy a Christmas tree. I have also started to get much more serious about my diabetes management and weight loss and last year I just really did not care at all.
So, my Holiday wishes to everyone would be:
1. Hope, most of all Hope because without it what have you got. 2. Good health, when you don’t feel well or are in pain it is very hard to be a happy and hopeful person. 3. Peace, don’t we all deserve a little peace in our lives. 4. Love, without the love of others it is much harder to be happy and hopeful and we all need someone to share that with. So here is wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season and last I wish for a cure and that needs no explanation at all.
Seasons Greetings

10 replies

tabby9146 2014-12-02 08:35:36 -0600 Report

wishing you a really wonderful holiday season! I like to say Merry Christmas!

tabby9146 2014-12-02 08:37:15 -0600 Report

I hope everyone has a good one. my mother won't be here, but at least we can go to her. she is in a rehab. facility. we love all of our traditions, including our church events, and going to this place with millions of lights, holiday movie at the theater, and things like that. I so love this time of year!!

GabbyPA 2014-12-01 07:03:05 -0600 Report

Wow, that is incredible. I always find it amazing how something so simple like a website can really have an effect of people. It's great that this year you have made a turn around and are sharing in the joys and love of this special time. I hope you get to feel that all year long.

sandyfrazzini 2014-12-02 15:03:24 -0600 Report

Thank you Gabby, It has been a much better year for me and I have been feeling much better. I am actually looking forward to Christmas shopping and making cookies and decorating. My daughter just had her 25th birthday on 11-30 and she insists that we wait until after her birthday to decorate. I guess sometimes knowing that you are not the only one going through something can make you feel better and most of the people on this site have been just great.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-11-29 20:52:03 -0600 Report

Dear Sandy,
i am so sorry your past Christmas has been so bad. I can only pray things have presented itself much better than the past. It's been quite an ordeal you've been through. I pray that this Christmas brings you joy, love and peace that only the season can bring. HAPPY HOLIDAYS…
Valentine Lady

Pegsy 2014-11-29 19:27:32 -0600 Report

I'm sorry you've had such a difficult time but I am glad that you are having a happier Christmas this year. The last few years have been extremely difficult for me for a variety of reasons and Christmas was especially depressing. Last year and the year before I did nothing at all for Christmas. I just didn't care. This year, I am singing in a Christmas choir (first time in 19 years)! We aren't having a tree but I am doing a little decorating and I'm actually looking forward to buying some gifts and getting together with friends. I'm even experimenting with some sugar free baking this year. I have a full calendar of activities! Not too long ago, I thought I would never celebrate Christmas again. I am so glad that circumstances and feelings change.

sandyfrazzini 2014-12-02 15:08:28 -0600 Report

sounds like we have both turned things around for ourselves. I know I am having a much better year and I actually feel like I care about more things lately. I hope your cookies come out good and you have a great Christmas.

jayabee52 2014-11-29 14:53:44 -0600 Report

Howdy Sandy
That is quite the experience you went through last year. And what a difference a year makes, doesn't it?

Praying for God's blessings upon you and your family this holiday season and always through the year.


sandyfrazzini 2014-12-02 15:10:57 -0600 Report

Hi James,
Yes you are right a year does make a huge difference, and so do the friends that I have made on DC. Your post are always right on and make me smile. Have a great holiday season.