When You Can't Find Your Holiday Spirit

Do you have your Christmas tree up yet? Are your halls all decked?

I don’t – and mine are not. I also haven’t flipped over to the radio station playing non-stop Christmas music since it began a couple weeks ago, and I’ve only bought two presents.

Christmas craft tutorials seem to make me twitchy this year, and a conversation about finding a date for my favorite family gathering of the year left me in tears.

It seems I’ve lost my holiday spirit.

I know it’s the most wonderful time of the year. I know! But while I’m not quite up to Grinch status yet, I’m definitely not feeling holly or jolly about the upcoming festivities I normally look forward to each December.

The holidays can be hard. Sometimes our circumstances color how we handle special days and everyday days and all the days in between. But sometimes, for no reason at all, it might just be hard to find your holiday spirit. And when that happens, what do you do?

I’m still working through this, searching for a spark of holiday spirit myself. But I wrote about a few things I’ll be trying this week over at (in)courage. Join me over there to talk about what holiday spirit looks like for you this year!

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