The Holidays

I really can’t believe the holidays are upon us again so quickly. Thanksgiving week is here. There is much to do during this holiday week. Throw in a four hour plumbing job in our  house tomorrow…it doesn’t get any better than this.

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Just the very thought of the holidays brings an overwhelming feeling of dread in the hearts of many. Our church just hosted a seminar dedicated to the difficult time for so many folks at this most wonderful time of the year. Bob Russell was one of the speakers for this event. I just read a post on his blog about the event and some of the words he shared. I want to share it with you.

When Holidays Aren’t Happy is the name of the post. This is how it starts: Recently I was asked to speak to several hundred people who openly admit they dread the holidays.  The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas isn’t the favorite for a lot of people.  I’ve read there is more alcohol consumption, more domestic fights, more arrests, more suicides and more people battling depression during the holidays than any other time of year.

Click the link above to read the entire article. Before you go read the rest of his post I would love to hear what you think about the holidays. Love, hate, indifferent, or all of the above.

Happy reading.

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