When you run a website like I do, you spend a lot of time online. And lately, it has been so incredibly draining. There is a lot of ugliness in the world right now. There is a lot of anger and judgment. There are also many people suffering with job loss, heartbreak, mental illness, and physical ailments. Then there are others who are caught up in the consumerism, who believe that buying the right things means you’re “winning” at Christmas.
I find it sad to see so much pain and ugliness during one of the most beautiful times of the year. I am working hard to find joy during the holiday season. It is not easy, but there is still plenty of light and happiness left in the world.
And the best part? Finding joy doesn’t cost a thing. [Read more…]