Sometimes we all get into this bubble of Christmas happiness and we think everything is great and wonderful and everyone in the world is happy too.
This is not true. Some people hate Christmas. Some people dislike Christmas. Some people have had so much go on in the year or just in this month that they don’t have the time or the headspace to even think about Christmas.
And that is okay.
We are human. If we are depressed our depression isn’t going to stop and say you know what it’s December I’ll leave you alone to be happy. It doesn’t work like that.
If we are coping with the loss of someone – we can’t and shouldn’t have to fake a smile and pretend life is okay just because it’s Christmas.
I’ve been in these situations before in previous years and it’s not easy. But you can and you will get through it.
Some people don’t celebrate Christmas because of their religion or because they just don’t want to.
Some people are alone at this time of year and I beg you if you know someone who spends Christmas alone to try and help them (if they want the help) if you can. Bring them food, sit and have a chat with them, anything at all.
I think it’s just important to be mindful of other people at Christmas and to be supportive to those who maybe need some help at this time of year.