Eyes sparkle with light. Ears hear joyous sounds. Happiness abounds, but what happens when it can’t penetrate the sadness surrounding our heart? What do we do when we’re held in depression’s grip during this season of light?
It seems as though the depression that accompanies us through the rest of the year can be ignored. We stay busy or push it away with the everyday-ness of life. But December is not an “every day” kind of month. It’s filled with extraordinary sights, scents, and sounds.
The contrast of what we see with our eyes and what we feel in our hearts confronts us. The unwelcome guest, Depression, makes her appearance and demands a seat at the table. She grows pushy and controlling. We grow uneasy and upset.
If you’re struggling with the contrast of the light around you and the darkness within you, I offer hope, encouragement, and the permission to feel. It is possible to enjoy Christmas in the midst of your season of depression.