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Writer's Block: Holiday blues

What is the most emotionally challenging aspect of the holidays for you? Do you enjoy this season more or less than you did as a child?



This is a hard one. I think for me, the most challenging part of the holidays is when I don't feel peaceful, and am having a lot of pain. My health is always impacted this time of year. I can't go shopping for long periods, and because of where I live and my multiple issues, transportation is difficult. It usually takes several trips to get things for people, or if I get my act together, I can sometimes buy things online.

It's hard to take care of myself right now and not feel guilty about it. As a kid, guilt was never part of Christmas, but as an adult, it definitely is. I honestly worry that I don't give enough to others, both materially and emotionally.

On the other hand, there are a lot of changes in my life recently and I am experiencing life more fully. There are tons of blessings, like new hobbies, new and closer friendship relationships and a feeling of grattitude for life. Even when I eat, I experience flavors more fully. So in many ways, I actually enjoy the season more, if not for the guilt factor.

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 14th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Experiencing Flavors
I'll order a rutabaga pie for christmas with horseradish topping for you. Been wondering what you may like to experience as flavors next.

Tell my buddy hi.

Love,
Baxter
puppybraille
Dec. 14th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Experiencing Flavors
Tell your buddy hi yourself and stop barking so loudly!

At least I don't experience the flavors you do when you're out there scavenging and eating poop.
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