I just finished watching The Polar Express, my first Christmas movie of this holiday season. And I’m already feeling teary and blue. I know I’m not alone in struggling with Christmas. This used to be my favourite time of year, but now it is one of my most difficult. 2015 will mark the 17th anniversary of my dad’s death. We buried him on Christmas Eve 1998 and Christmas hasn’t been the same since. On top of that, my Mom passed away in March 2010 and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. She was one of my best friends and my favourite Barbados traveling companion.
Celebration of Happiness Blog Series
However, this year I am going to try really hard to focus on the positive. So to that end, I am challenging myself to an Advent blog series. Starting December 1, I will post something positive every day. It might be a picture or a story. It might be a memory or a wish. But whatever it is, it will be positive.
I’d love for any of you who struggle at this time of year to join me in this celebration of the positive. Heck, even if you don’t have a hard time at Christmas, I’d love to hear from you. What are things that make you happy at this time of year?