During the holiday season, when we would typically up our game in celebrating with food, fun, family, and friends, or get into the mad rush buying Christmas gifts, for many it becomes a time where hearts are heavy from grief, despair, and loneliness. Yet in the midst of melancholy, we must find some reason to smile, to open the doors of happiness and press forward, because we still have life dwelling within.
During those moments when the news is crazy and depressing, I try to search for something quirky or comical to watch on TV, listen to some upbeat and motivationally charged music, or look for an inspirational book to read. Think of something that makes you smile, whether it’s a pleasant memory, a child laughing, the close and loving bond between friends, the companionship of a pet, or the peace and tranquility felt in a single moment, just find something lighthearted to embrace.
Do not allow misery to occupy your space. Turn those frowns upside down and SMILE!