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.
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