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Christmas: is it a happy time, sad time or stressful ?

Christmas: is it a happy time, sad time or stressful ?
Me ? used to be happy, but now it is sad & stressful. Memories of Christmas past actually make me sad because so much has changed in my family & my wife's family. Relatives passing away, others moving away. I want it to be a happy time, I try to make it happy, but it just does not turn out that way. How about the rest of you ?
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I have Christmas in my heart all year...don't mean to be smart about it, but there is an underlying joy about Jesus that sticks with me a lot...now family memories are sometimes sad...we have lost many folks and some relationships are presently broken. So I am thankful and try to enjoy what and who we have even more.

My mother died at Christmas time...her memory used to be very painful then, but it has eased and I look forward to seeing her again.

What I miss is the weather...the foggy wet weather we had in the San Joaquin Valley (central Ca), dry, sunny weather in So Ca is depressing to me.

When my music begins to play Christmas songs I love it...my favorite site is here...HOME : Redeemer Broadcasting | Redeemer Broadcasting, Inc.
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Originally Posted by angelwind View Post
I have Christmas in my heart all year...don't mean to be smart about it,
but there is an underlying joy about Jesus that sticks with me a lot...
now family memories are sometimes sad...we have lost many folks
and some relationships are presently broken.
So I am thankful and try to enjoy what and who we have even more.


My mother died at Christmas time...
her memory used to be very painful then, but it has eased
and I look forward to seeing her again.


What I miss is the weather...
the foggy wet weather we had in the San Joaquin Valley (central Ca),
dry, sunny weather in So Ca is depressing to me.


When my music begins to play Christmas songs I love it...
my favorite site is here...
HOME : Redeemer Broadcasting | Redeemer Broadcasting, Inc.

Yup! change 'happens'

We can however 'choose' to wallow in the 'past' or, to get on with, 'today'

How boring would life be.... if, every day, was full of yesterday's 'news'

Thank God for every sunrise, and every minute that isn't 'marked-with'
pain and suffering and _disappointment with ourselves

I NEVER again, want-to see another anti-depressant pill, become necessary in my lfe

God means us to be happy with His abundant blessings... and we CAN be!!!

It is another something or, other, that, with evil-intent
will 'bring us down' into darkness and perpetual shadows...IF WE LET IT ?

Regrets... I have had a few [~many] but I have 'managed' to discard them all..... such
that I no-longer have space in my life for them

You cannot be happy with those things you have
UNTIL, you put down, all those things you cannot have
ie: those 'earthly possessions' you have lost and will NEVER have again

Real Family...you can NEVER LOSE... not even, while parted

Whinging and whining, about what we don't and can never have...
doesn't make that sadness go away... Surrender DOES!!!

And, since that night in the garden shed [Bristol]
my 'days' have ever been brighter, more-relaxed/ peaceful and blessed
and progressively FREE, from pain and discomfort

GIVE UP! selfish wonting
and you then LEAVE-SPACE for
His Loving Grace and abundant blessings


dave
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Originally Posted by pappastratos View Post
Christmas: is it a happy time?

Me ? used to be happy, but now it is sad & stressful. Relatives passing away, others moving away. I want it to be a happy time,
I try to make it happy, but it just does not turn out that way. How about the rest of you ?
Hi there again,

You know how when children are little, how you were all starry-eyed on Christmas.

Well on most days, I prefer waking up with literally CHRISTmas~in~my~heart

Maybe you think that's crazy? - but I LOVE it.
I relish the thought of each new day, and what I can yet learn & enjoy...

We homeschooled, and one day my daughter wrote this short poem:
"In a stable, on a hill,
every animal is still...
Watching a baby boy, who looks back and claps for joy...
In a stable, on a hill
"

Ever thought of starting your days off like this too? - Try it Brother, & Capture this feeling all over again.
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Christmas is a happy time for my family, mainly because most have time off and we can get together. Jesus Christ is Lord over all days, so we celebrate in that regard every day. Every day is a day of thanks and worship.
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It's a happy time for us. My children are adults now and two still live with us. Their partners come over and our other two come with their partners and we all have lunch together. Then they all head out to visit their partners' families and we have some quiet time. It's very different to when the children were small, but no less enjoyable and precious a day to me.

Extended family have never really spent Christmas with us, mainly cos of travel issues. As a result, we settled into our own traditions on Christmas Day and the kids still look for those same traditions after all these years - things like trifle being a must-have dessert.

I guess I would just say to focus in on the ones you have around you and set out to make the day so special for them that they will remember it forever. God sees your pain over diminishing family. Bless you.
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"""""I guess I would just say to focus in on the ones you have around you and set out to make the day so special for them that they will remember it forever. God sees your pain over diminishing family. Bless you"""""""

I appreciate that, over the past few years Christmas has become more of a hassle than fun. I try to fake it & make the best of it, but some years I am glad to see December 26th.
It is my loss. I guess I see my wife work herself silly, cooking, decorating, she even decorates the bathroom, & some years no one comes to see her decorations.
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"""""I guess I would just say to focus in on the ones you have around you and set out to make the day so special for them that they will remember it forever. God sees your pain over diminishing family. Bless you"""""""

I appreciate that, over the past few years Christmas has become more of a hassle than fun. I try to fake it & make the best of it, but some years I am glad to see December 26th.
It is my loss. I guess I see my wife work herself silly, cooking, decorating, she even decorates the bathroom, & some years no one comes to see her decorations.

Our son's birthday is the 26th. He was due Christmas Day and chose to wait till the following day. So it's like a double celebration for us. We always go off somewhere for the day on his birthday - all of us plus the kids' partners. His idea - and we've had some lovely day trips in recent years.

Perhaps you and your wife could try something totally different this year? Perhaps invite a couple of folk over for dinner, or skip the cooking dinner thing altogether and go off out for a lovely meal somewhere instead. Speaking from my own perspective, it's always good when folk comment on one's work in the home, but it's one's husband's positive comments that mean the most.
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""Speaking from my own perspective, it's always good when folk comment on one's work in the home, but it's one's husband's positive comments that mean the most""

Sure, I am very complimentary of her decorations ! I put up a big tree, help her decorate, I decorate outside, maybe complain about it a little, but I do it ! Our family is so scattered, things have changed so much from Christmases past. I am very fortunate to still have my parents, but when they are gone, all we will have is memories. My children live in different states & have their own lives.
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