I don't feel festive.
I don't feel like celebrating.
The small tree that I managed to drag out has half the lights burned out and I just sit staring at it.
My grandchildren will be in Georgia and I will be here.
I want to make this a nice Christmas for my mom because it may be her last, but I can't seem to find the Christmas spirit. .
So what do we do when it all feels so wrong at Christmas. Thanks to Jen for finding this suggestion and posting it on her Facebook page.
I have started to gather together some items to donate to the food bank. No matter how bad things may seem there are so many people who have mush less than we do.
I wasn't sure what items would be good to give so I looked around for some suggestions. Food items of course, but also consider other items as well. Personal care products, women's hygiene products, and diapers are all good suggestions.
Homeless shelters also look for donations. If you have time to make up some individual bags, here are some good ideas for filling them.
Oh, and don't forget the children. I am going out today and purchasing a new unused toy for Toys for Tots.
Christmas is the season for giving, but I believe that all year should be the season that we give to others.
When we give to others we are also giving so much to ourselves.
Suddenly Christmas doesn't feel quite so wrong anymore.