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12/25/09 7:29 P

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Yes I think emotions can get in the way of having a happy holiday, even though I no longer celebrate (it's a choice that I made 34 years ago for religious reasons). But Christmas especially is a very stressful holiday. People are in such a rush to get places & buy things. Sometimes they'll even grab something you were just going to pick up.

It sounds to me that you're suffering a psychological let-down from all the rushing around. It's over now, so just try to relax. Hang it there.

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12/25/09 1:07 P

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Although I only get one night off for Christmas--I work tonight--I guess I have to learn to be more patient, not to feel sorry for myself. If things are meant to be, it will happen, to just wait for it.

Thank you Spark friends.

"Que Sera, Sera" What will be, Will be.

Feel your emotion, don't feed your emotion.

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12/24/09 6:37 A

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12/23/09 5:24 P

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12/23/09 4:30 P

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12/23/09 4:13 P

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i get emotional at christmas cause my dad is gone.. and mom and all my family cant be here for Christmas.. just makes it hard.. but going to make the best of it anyways!!

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12/23/09 3:54 P

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This too is my first Christmas in many years that I feel no sadness..It used to be I dreaded this month and when it was over I breathed a sigh of relief.
I am so enjoying this season.
I sing in my church choir. We will start singing at 9:40 for Midnight Mass. After mass I will go over to my son's (2 blocks), get in my jammies, unwind and doze off on the couch. Anywhere between 5-6:30 am, the boys 6, 8, will come down and wake me, 'Granny, Santa came'. There eyes will sparkeling. Then Micaela 13 will come down around 6 and we'll sit there trying to figure out what is in all the presents.
We open them when Mom and Dad come down around 6:30-7:00 am..
After clean up around 10 son Dan will make us a huge brunch, waffles, bacon, coffee etc.
This has become a tradition since Papa Dan, my beloved of 40 years died 4 years ago.
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12/23/09 2:11 P

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The last few days, I, too, have been feeling blah and "antsy" in my skin...I have been constantly talking myself out of eating all the sweets that have been brought into work... emoticon

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12/23/09 2:06 P

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This is the first Christmas in ages that I have felt so good. No sadness - ony joy.

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12/23/09 1:32 P

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Take care of yourself.

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12/23/09 1:13 P

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Yes, they do.I think I run through each and every one before the end of the Holiday Season! I read between the lines of your post, and here's my amateur take on it. No ,it doesn't SEEM to you that there is anything to be upset over, on the SURFACE, but OBVIOUSLY,Something was right below the surface, for when the hustle and bustle quieted down, there those nagging ,underlying emotions,were bubbling,waiting to rear their ugly little heads.Holidays like any days,are an emotional time for many, and even more exaggerated, because of the added activity involved with preparing for them, on top of everything else.( The daily Grind)We have to give ourselves permission to run the gamut of emotion(s) we experience, Now and always.It IS blah in the winter.(in a lot of places)And you feel ...blah. BUT,I've had plenty of sunny days though, Where I felt down in the dumps .And that's ... o.k. !Take the time to STOP, FEEL your emotion , deal with it, as it comes .An over simplification, maybe. But It's hard ,I Know, with the fast pace of life these days,EVERYONE is over scheduled, overworked, but somehow, someway, it MUST be done.This is where most of our weight issues spring from.We take too much on, and don't delegate enough , because we're Women of the MILLENNIUM we can do it ALL,and very well,Thank you, very much,And ALL by ourselves, Right!? Well , UH, NO!It's EXHAUSTING, emotionally, physically.(to me even just thinking of it!) if you have people around you who can help,Delegate some of your activities,, LET people think what they think,we CAN'T control that.And that way, we don't get so drained that we can't enjoy everyday life and become bitter and frustrated! I speak from Experience. By all means, if sadness is an all the time occurrence, or you don't FEEL ANYTHING, You need help from an outside source to work through things. But for the most part, your emotions are NORMAL,And Warranted. We just need to slow down,Put things in perspective,not let things get too outta hand, and Deal with things in a constructive manner,if we have any hope to win the battle of the bulge, or any battle for that matter. I know, as usual, I've over scrutinized, or over analyzed things.That's my shtick.Feel happy , feel sad, , or anything in between, JUST FEEL!


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I hope you feel better soon


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Does your emotions get in the way for having a happy holiday? I feel like if someone says the wrong thing to me, I could break down and start crying. I haven't done that in a long time. I should be happy--I'm finally done with my shopping, most of the presents are wrapped. I don't really have anything to be stressed out with. I just feel edgy and down. For the most part, this has been the best I,ve felt in years. Just today, it's kinda Blahhh...

"Que Sera, Sera" What will be, Will be.

Feel your emotion, don't feed your emotion.

(For my bowling)...The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph!

We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.


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