Let me tell ya'll . . . .
It was so hard for me to figure out what content to publish this month. During the holiday season, bloggers often write about the same festive topics so I decided to write about the total opposite. This is going to be a little tough for me because I am such a CHRISTMAS person.
I love Christmas because of the cheerful vibes I get when I'm eating my momma's delicious cooking in an oversized holiday sweater. I love the warm fuzzy feeling I get during the holidays. As I've gotten older, I realized that not everyone is a big fan of this time of year and we have to be mindful of that. I wanted to write about a few topics that aren't really blogged about in December. I believe that the stuff I mention in this blog post is what truly matters. For instance, did you know that . . . .
Holiday depression is real
I just learned about this. Holiday Depression is an extreme depressive disorder caused by the pressures and demands of the holiday season. There are people who forget to take care of themselves because they're too busying focusing on making everyone else happy. There are also some families that are coping with the loss of a loved one and celebrating the holidays just isn't the same anymore.
How you can help: Write a letter or a card sharing your gratitude for that person. Let that person or family know that they're loved and you're thinking of them.
There are 600,000 million homeless people in the United States
This is a statistic reported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We don't know how good we have it until we see someone less fortunate. Some kids are not worried about getting presents because they just want a home. There are not enough shelters that can cater to the homeless population. This is why there are homeless people (including children) sleeping under bridges, sidewalks, and some in their cars.
How you can help: Check in with a local church and see if they have a ministry that gives to the homeless, donate to a blanket or sock drive, OR you can do what I do.... drive somewhere random and drop off a hot plate to a person in need. This is a small act of kindness that makes such a huge difference.
Christmas is so commercialized
and if you don't pay attention in church you're going to forget the true meaning of the holiday haha! There are so many distractions that tend to take away from the whole purpose of Christmas. This day is very important to humanity because the birth of Christ. Yes! A Savior was born. The Messiah. The King of Kings has arrived! The Son of God! God loves us so much that He sent His one and only Son. We were given the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and this is why Christmas will always be special to me.
How you can help: Count your blessings.