Holly & Heather’s Handy Hint: Getting into the Holiday Spirit When Your Spirits Need Lifting

by helpinghandstwins

This is one of our favorite times of the year. Everything from Thanksgiving to New Years is so much fun; decorating, gift giving, eating, parties. But what if you are facing something difficult in your life, as many people are. Or someone really close to you is hurting or ill…how do you get into the holiday spirit and face all of those celebrations when your heart is heavy? Everyone deals with troubling times differently. Some people retreat, others surround themselves with company. You should do what feels right for you. Forcing yourself to be someplace you don’t really want to be is usually not good.  Allow yourself time to be sad. Then, call a friend or family member and talk or just relax together.  Maybe put on some Christmas music, try a new holiday dessert or put on a heart warming movie.  Little things may help to lift your spirits.  Please remember, we truly believe you are never alone and are loved immensely.