Maybe it’s as simple as unseasonably warm weather or a recent move away from family and friends.  Or perhaps as sobering as a relative who just entered the hospital.  What do you do when it doesn’t feel like Christmas? When “blah” best describes your mood?

All three of the above situations are currently putting a damper on my joy to the world.  I want to sit and sulk or at least fix something. But weather, loneliness and sickness can’t be fixed and my daughter wants me to pretend to put her barn animals to sleep for the 100th time.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Though I still feel “blah” my attitude shifts.

I may not feel as festive as usual. My daughter may watch a few too many Christmas movies while her mama takes a moment to cry or call a family member for an update. But I can still snuggle with my daughter while finishing up that movie or smile as she makes up her own Christmas carol for her barn animals. I can find my place in my husband’s comforting arms. And I can give thanks to my Wonderful, Everlasting Father for his indescribable gift.
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