Last year I put up a Christmas Day Open Thread. So I thought I would do it again and make it a tradition.
Christmas is such a central part of our culture. For many it is truly a time of joy and family and tradition. But for many others it is a time of stress. Or it is both.
Last year I asked if you don’t observe the holiday, how do you feel about it? Lightiris mentions last year that she has a Festivus Pole. She’s a facebook friend and she and another BMGer had a conversation about his transition from a Chrstmas Tree to a Festivus Pole. This year it has lights. Next year???
Christmas can bring so much stress, from overeating to substance issues. I have a relative who is in recovery and he talks about how hard it is to see other people drinking and having a good time and thinking, maybe if I were drinking I’d be having more fun.
Please share your joy and your stress here.
Well my husband is telling me that our guest is due soon and there are a few things to get ready. I’ll have more thoughts in the comments.