"Tis the Season"
BOOMER TALK DECEMBER, 2018
“Tis the season to be jolly”, this long holiday season extending from mid-November through January first. The jolly part may be thought of as feeling festive and joyful and light-hearted as we prepare for and then celebrate the special days of Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and then finally, The New Year.
But this celebratory sense is not felt by everyone, myself included. Instead, as Thanksgiving Day came and went, I felt melancholy (a less potent word than depressed). Some of that sad feeling had to do with my family and closest friends living too far away for a get-together. And besides, having just one designated day to focus on the quality of thankfulness never made sense to me because gratitude is something I often think about each and every day.