This year is my loneliest christmas ever.

@bulastika (5967)
Philippines
December 12, 2011 6:37pm CST
I just wake up and open my laptop then check the date, I'm surprise that its already December 13. In our house we still don't set up Christmas tree, Not bought any gifts. Not attended any christmas party. I don't feel christmas spirit right now. Right now what I'm thinking is were I will get money to pay the rent. Theirs so many mails that drops in my mailbox, Its not christmas cards but letters of creditors asking for payments and some are lawyers from creditcard companies. My phone keeps on ringing. But its not my friends that is calling its the creditcards company asking every day why I still don't pay my creditcard bills. .. This is my saddest christmas ever. Just wondering how is your christmas?
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
13 Dec 11
Do you have a Christmas tree? If you do, set it up. Decorate the house. Do some of the things you can do that don't cost money. Go look at others decorations and do what you can to cheer yourself up. Christmas isn't about getting or giving gifts, no matter what they try to tell you. It's about a spirit of peace that you can find no matter what. I've been there, wondering how I was going to pay the bills. This is temporary, you know. Nothing lasts forever in this life. If you can't pay the rent, call your landlord and let him know that it will be late, don't just not pay it. Tell your creditors that you're doing the best you can. Are there credit counseling services there? They can help you sort things out and some of them will contact your creditors for you. There are things you might be able to do. You can sell things that you don't really need. Most people can cut back on what they spend for food and electricity and so on. You still have an internet connection and a laptop; some people don't have that. Use them the best you can to make money or to save money and if that doesn't work, sell the laptop and cancel the internet until you can afford it. Just some thoughts... wishing you the best.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
Some don't have laptop and internet connection but that some people are accustom to it. Some even live in the street and do I suppose to be happy with it? I spend half my life in school and I'm just going to be homeless? Yeah I know I must be thankful of what I have right now because its too much compare to other people. But same time I must also look at what other have and I don't have especially since I tried my best to reach that goal.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
22 Dec 11
I understand and I know it can be very hard, but we are responsible for the way we feel about our situations. There are very few who cannot say they wish they had this or that or was living here or there or had a job or had a different job. We all look at others and think they have so much more than we have. Anyway, I sincerely hope you have a better Christmas than you think it's going to be and that things change for you for the better very soon.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
it seems there will be many people who will be in similar situation. Few people will openly admit and your blog indicates you are a down-to-earth person. The consumerism during Christmas season is a business need, I think. Companies in the red or performing poorly will try to make it up during Christmas before the accounting books and the year-end performance reports released. "In the final analysis" it seems that which really matters is invisible and intangible. Those who seem to have so much will, eventually, feel numb to the happiness brought by material abundance ... The rich have the opportunity to convert material abundance into priceless deeds of kindness ... What do you think?
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
I don't have any idea what your talking about? Did I mention that I have a blog? The I open a blog years ago. But I don't have current blog. and my post seems has no connection to your answer exempt maybe its about my christmas problem.
@kmeeks (49)
• United States
13 Dec 11
I can relate to this, actually this year has been the hardest year of my life. I got my first job a year ago and I am still working there. But as it got closer to Christmas my hours got cut. Everyday I wake up and look at the calender and all I see is that the rent is due in less than a week. All I can do is hope that this next paycheck is enough to cover it. I don't know about you, but I feel so helpless. Not being able to afford gifts for my family and girlfriend. Your right this is the saddest Christmas ever. Hopefully next year will be better.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
Lets hope so. I'm in denial state so if its time to go its time to go. Where to go no body knows. But at least you have a job. Me I don't have a job. My whole family has no job. We are living in debt. Our friends get fewer and our relatives are almost none existence.
@taura2p (349)
• Romania
15 Dec 11
I don't feel the spirit of Christmas, either. I am very busy lately, and I have a lot of work to do. I don't have time to clean the house or to prepare food for the holidays. I just hope I will find the time to do it all before Christmas. What I also hope is that I spend my holidays with all the ones I love, and have a lot of fun with them. Hope that for you too.
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
This year is also the hardest Christmas for me, I think. We do have the same scenario wherein I also have many debts to pay. The bonuses and extra pays were all payed for the debts. I don't have extra money to spend during Christmas and new year. I guess this will be a lonely year ending for me. On the bright side, my brother graduated last October, and was able to find a job, my expenses then starts to lessen. I'm looking forward for a good year for 2012. At least I don't have to worry for the tuition fee for my brother and other school expenses/projects. I can now focus my money on paying my debts and start a good life. I hope you do have a good path ahead of you too.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
13 Dec 11
I have never celebrated Christmas mainly because i am not a Christian.Even those who celebrate it do so only outwardly, by having parties,boozing a lot and generally enjoying themselves. Only the Catholic community in my country, which is a minority, celebrate it by going for midnight mass.For us,Hindus, Diwali is the equivalent of Zmas and is celebrated in a big way.Sadly even this festival which generally falls in November has also lost its spirit mainly because of high cost of living and because people cannot afford it.I think all over the world almost all festivals of all religions are losing the true spirit of peace, love and brotherhood which has been replaced by hate, fraud, killing and all types of sinful activities.
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
Sad story and I believe you will get to it soon and one piece of advice, live your life to the fullest the goal is not to live forever but to make something that will.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
It seems that you are having a big financial problem. We are also having problems like that too. I really don't like having a problem when Christmas season comes. I want to be happy and celebrate it. I hope you will be able to cope up and find ways to solve your problem.