This time of year always arrives with mixed feelings for me. I love the magic of Christmas and I long for the days when I was young and carefree. I hate the commercialism and consumerism of today's world. It seems as if nearly everyone is worried about how many presents they will get and how expensive the gifts will be. Folks want the "latest and greatest" of all those toys and gadget and they seem to forget the true meaning of Christmas.
This year,and it happens every year, I am experiencing "down" times. Christmas is not the same any more. I did not put up the tree or decorated the inside of the house. I decorate with a few items outside. There are always too many bills to worry about. I am stressed over work, home, the kids, the grand kids, my brother and his family, bills, vehicles, etc. It is a never ending vicious cycle.
People tell me that it always gets worse before it gets better. My only question is...when does it stop getting worse?