by Pamela Tinkham, LCSW, C-IAYT, SEP
Holidays… What do they bring up for us?
Do they bring up joy, sorrow, community, family, loneliness, or happiness? Each of us experiences something different during the holidays. For some of us the holidays are fun filled and for others they magnify the loneliness that we feel.
This holiday season try spending some time in gratitude reflecting on all the gifts that were given to us such as our health, life, love, family, friends, career, abundance and opportunity.
For those of us that loathe the holidays instead of staying home and being alone this is a great opportunity to explore opportunities for volunteering. One of the best ways to beat the self focus of depression is to focus outward by helping a person or an animal in need.
Volunteering is a beautiful thing to do at any time of year whether you love or loathe the holidays. If it is not comfortable for you to volunteer than you can still focus outward. If you do a Google search on the computer for “Holiday Charity” you will come up with ample ways you can positively affect someone’s life this season.
There is nothing more rewarding than making a positive difference in someone else’s life. So if you are inclined to do so, may it come back to you a million times!
Pamela Tinkham LLC is grateful to know all of you wonderful people and wishes you a joyous holiday season!