~This Season Magnifies Feelings and Thoughts~

Jacksonville, Florida
December 19, 2016 1:57pm CST
If you are feeling happy and joyous-this season magnifies those great feelings for you. If you are feeling down and depressed this season also magnifies those feelings. We all need to remember everyone is going through something hard. Some worse than others. No problems, no matter how small are easy-especially around Christmas time. Some of us have loved ones that are no longer with us, some of us have financial problems, some of us have loved ones behind bars, some of us have no family to spend the holidays with, some of us are one paycheck away from losing everything, some of us are caring for sick or elderly family, some have kids leaving the nest soon and going off to college so it will be the last year with them home for Christmas, some have major health problems, etc... We are ALL going through something. I'm just saying remember that we are all going through things and that makes this season really tough for some. For anyone going through something hard this Christmas, I am praying for you. I might not know what it is but God does.
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@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
19 Dec 16
It is also hard to focus on others when you are going through your own pain. I know that if I helped others it would make me feel a bit better, but it won't fix the problems are are going on in my life, just take me away from them for a moment or two. For the most part I am trying to keep my sanity during the holidays. A friend of mine was in a car accident and will be off work for awhile. It is unfortunate for her, but fortunate for me. I have gone and visited her (she usually doesn't have time) and benefited greatly from our visit. I will visit her again this week, even if it takes away from time spent preparing for Christmas and/or working on myself (daily exercise). I believe we both benefited from my last visit. I don't know where my life is headed and am trying to have faith that God will work things out as the control is out of my hands. I appreciate all prayers.
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@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
19 Dec 16
You just have to hold on to that faith and see what God has planned for you. All the best to you.
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@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
19 Dec 16
@Happy2BeMe God brought my husband and I together. I strongly believe that because we were apart from each other, out of touch, for awhile when he returned into my life. I do not believe God wants the marriage to end. The difficult part is praying for years and still waiting.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Dec 16
@patgalca When we are having hard times ourselves it does become harder to focus on others. I understand, I'm also trying to keep my sanity because my life feels pretty crazy right now. I'm trying to take things one day at a time and pray a LOT. I'm glad your friend had time to visit with you and it sounds like it was a good thing. =) I will absolutely keep you in my prayers.
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@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 16
Some people don't have it easy this time of year. You are so right. Such a good person, thinking of others that might have it tough.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Dec 16
@celticeagle I know a lot of friends here on Mylot are going through some really hard times and it breaks my heart. I wish I could do more for everyone.
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@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies ......Your cheery words are always uplifting to me.
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@moffittjc (44489)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Dec 16
This was so beautifully written Jennifer! Thank you for sharing. I am one of the ones who is going through a difficult time right now. I won't go into details, but God knows what has been weighing heavy on my heart lately. I just pray for His strength and wisdom to guide me through a tough time. And don't get me wrong...I'm very joyous for this holiday season (on the outside), but on the inside I have a troublesome heart that needs healing, along with some guidance on the future direction of my life.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Dec 16
@moffittjc I am sorry for whatever you are going through. I will keep you in my prayers. God knows all of the details.
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@moffittjc (44489)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies Thank you Jennifer. I could use a lot of prayers right now. I'm just trying to do the best I can to provide for my family. Having some issues at my job.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Dec 16
@moffittjc I'm sorry, job issues are never fun. I will absolutely be praying for you!
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@akalinus (19953)
• United States
19 Dec 16
We don't have much to celebrate. We lost someone very precious to us at the end of November. It was sudden and unexpected. We lost others this year also.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Dec 16
@akalinus I am so sorry. =( I will absolutely keep you in my prayers.
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@akalinus (19953)
• United States
19 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies Thanks, I should be celebrating the season but just don't feel like it. But Merry Christmas and God bless.
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@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
19 Dec 16
So sorry for you losses this year. It has been a rough year for so many.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
Although I am filled with such great spirit this time of year, my heart is heavy at times. The heaviness is often triggered with some of the wonderful music of the season. Or a movie. Or a commercial. Or a special ornament placed on the tree.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Dec 16
@Elusivebutterfly I will keep you in my prayers through this time of year.
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• United States
21 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies thank you Jennifer.
@JudyEv (130204)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Dec 16
It is easy to get smothered in our own woes sometimes but there is always someone even worse off.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Dec 16
@Judyev Yes there are others worse off than ourselves but we all need time to feel sad now and then too, especially when it's been one thing after another. We should all want to help each other through.
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@JudyEv (130204)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies That's very true. Our own troubles are no less important to us despite others being worse off.
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@TRBRocks420 (81072)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Dec 16
Prayers going out that God will help anyone who is going through hard times, but another thing is we all really have things happen we don't like and, just have to choose happiness over sadness. I know easier said than done, but it does work.
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@TRBRocks420 (81072)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies That's true, but we all do lose loved ones and, still have to go on with life the best we can, they wouldn't want us to be sad anyway, but I know what you mean it's not easy at all, especially if it's something fresh.
@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
19 Dec 16
My holidays are a happy time but I am struggling with changes and missing loved ones as are so many other people are. I will make the most of my holiday and be happy for what I do have and who I will be spending it with.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Dec 16
@Happy2beme I know and I'm sorry. I hope your holiday is amazing and full of wonderful memories.
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@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
20 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies Thank you. I hope the same for you and your family.
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@jhechorain (1218)
• Susanville, California
20 Dec 16
Yes we're all going through something. It should remind us to always be kind. I used to feel those amplifiers during the season but the last few years have taught me how to control my mind and emotions a lot better now.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Dec 16
@jhechorain Yes we should all try to remember to be nice and understanding-this is a hard time of year for many people.
@jstory07 (69138)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Dec 16
When you know someone is going through hard times try to help them if you can.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Dec 16
@jstory07 Yeah we try to always help when we can, even if that means losing our own sanity in the process.
@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Dec 16
I always pray for the people who might not have any Merry Christmas. This year I have many blessings to count but I am somehow too nostalgic and everything is getting to me.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Dec 16
@RasmaSandra Yeah, not everyone has it easy this time of year and we should all think about that. I hope things get better for you as well.
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@quantum2020 (9757)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
19 Dec 16
Thanks for the words. I might be someone who goes through hard times but they´re needed. What´s life without the ups and downs anyway
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Dec 16
@quantum2020 Your welcome. Sometimes hard times are needed to teach us something important, but there not always easy to go through even if they are needed. Without hard times we wouldn't appreciate the good times-I get that, some of us just go through more hard times than others-that's the most difficult thing I think.
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@sabtraversa (13329)
• Italy
19 Dec 16
Thank you very much.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Dec 16
@sabtraversa Your welcome.
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• Peoria, Arizona
19 Dec 16
That was beautiful. I loved this a lot. Not everyone can be happy this holiday season, some people get a lot worse in their depression and such. The best we can do is show a smile and that we do care and listen to the people who are not so holly jolly this season. Thank you!
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@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
20 Dec 16
Those lucky people will enjoy the season for sure a lot but those who have a hard life will feel more depressed. But just enjoy Christmas celebration to ease somehow their pain and misery.
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
30 Dec 16
Awww that's the sweetest thing ever