This is the time of year I like the least. The holidays are over, the last presents have been opened, family has returned to their homes and the decorations have been packed safely away. I know it's coming and I try to avoid it by keeping busy, planning my flower beds and yes, dreaming of a sunny warm destination.
but then it hits, the Winter Blues!
What is it about this time of year that makes people sad and more depressed than the other months? Seasonal affective disorder is a diagnosed psychological disorder that affects many individuals during the holiday season with its colder weather, shorter days and dark mornings. Animals even act differently in the cold seasons as well. They tend to eat and sleep more as do humans. People do not like darkness but desire sunlight and their bodies need it physically and psychologically. When combined with the stress of interrupted routines overloaded with tasks and long shopping lists and limited budgets, it is no wonder that this season is known for the highest suicide rates. Human beings were made to live in the light! We are Children of the Light! Have you been getting enough “Light” to satisfy your soul? We cannot change the weather conditions of the world but we can change the spiritual condition of our soul. Maybe all we need today is a dose of the Light of God’s Love to cure those winter blues.
I Thessalonians 5:5 (NLT)
For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.
I am claiming this verse, putting the blues behind and looking forward to a new day and a new year.
May your New Year be filled with light and God's love!
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