Are you struck low with the seasonal doldrums? That holiday frazzled feeling? Or worse, flu or headaches? My colleague, Wendy Margolese, writing for the December 4, 2015 edition of Our Windsor, has something to say about that! Her experience with a severe headache in the middle of a frantic shopping trip and the quick healing that followed encourages us to rely on an eternal source for health and joy. ANY season! Here’s Wendy:
Has the holiday hustle and bustle got you a little frazzled?
Many of us are impacted by extra demands on time, energy and finances. The stress of a busy holiday schedule from shopping to seasonal festivities – can wear off the joy of the season even for a usually well-balanced person. At times it may not feel like ‘Christmas’, so much as ‘Stressmas’!
Many contend that the season has become a commercial enterprise. It makes the rush of Black Friday followed by CyberMonday a disconnect from “peace on earth, good will to all.”
A public movement to balance the buying frenzy is “Giving Tuesday”(December 1st), a day designated to give to charity or volunteer in the community. In his hugely successful TED talk, philosopher Peter Singer emphasizes the immense satisfaction and happiness in giving to help others.
So, how can we maintain – or recapture the joy of this special season?