When I was a child, I loved snow globes. There was something special about shaking those magical globes and watching the snowfall on the winter scenes inside. It was always a little sad when the snow would stop falling. This Christmas, after the day of celebration and joy had passed, I felt that same sadness settle in my soul as I did at the sight of the still snow inside the globe.
For me, the days leading up to and including Christmas are joy-filled for me with preparations including the wrapping of gifts and the watching of Christmas movie favorites. My heart is filled with anticipation and hope for Christmas day.
But now that a few days have gone by and I am back into my regular life, I am finding it nearly impossible to hold onto that elusive Christmas spirit. I know that I should especially since the Epiphany is still a few days away and the time for celebrations are not over. But it’s difficult once the metaphorical snow has settled. Reality sets back in, and the same circumstances and situations I was able to put aside in order to enjoy the holiday are back.
Perhaps you feel the same way as I do. Maybe the family drama that you put on a shelf is back; or the hunt for a job is back on your agenda; or an illness is again the top thing on your mind—it could be anything that keeps you from enjoying life.
I am still working on how I can hold onto the Christmas spirit and am asking you, readers, if you have any suggestions as to how you cope with the days after. If you have any suggestions, please share!