Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holidays Not Joyful for Us All

Despite wonderful friends, sufficient financial resources, good health, a warm home, plenty of food,  a loving animal companion, beautiful blue skies,  etc., etc. etc.; as an older widow with no family, no lover -- sadness permeates the heart while the head lists all for which to be grateful.   

Between the intellect of gratitude and the feelings of sadness -- the sadness is more prominent and real.  Yet, just as weather changes so do feelings.  This is a temporary feeling of sadness which I allow to flourish and which I bless as it is all a part of me.  And with the life journey I am traveling, I am learning to love all of me:  the good, bad and ugly.  God Bless it All.  

Printed below is a holiday song created by N. John Shore, Jr. that brings a smile to my face as it reflects my holiday spirit; and perhaps the holiday spirit of others who feel left out of the holiday maze...

It's the Most Miserable Time of the Year

It's the most miserable time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you,
“Be of good cheer”
It's the most miserable time of the year

It's the sap, sappiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and faux-happy meetings
and 'friends' filled with gall!
It's the sap-sappiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And vomiting out in the snow

There'll be stupid ghost stories
And lies of past glories
So boring you'll want to scream “No”

It's the most miserable time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
From way too much beer
It's the most miserable time of the year

All I feel this Christmas is depressed”
N. John Shore, Jr.
Citizen-Times, Asheville Scene, 12/23/16

May the New Year bring each of us, along with the entire planet, greater awareness of inner peace and joy....


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