You can not deny it. You can not escape it. It is that time again. A time of all those season greetings, catchy songs, and smiling faces. A time where families will get together and celebrate. It is this same season that is most celebrated around most of the world with Christmas followed by New Years. Simultaneously, it is a well-known fact (although we try to ignore it) that this same season around most of the world, holds the most amount of death rate over any other time of year. Why?
It is actually quite simple. Our beloved parents, grand-parents, and great-grands in their elderly years, try to hold on to life for one more Christmas to be together one last time. After that, they just let go, not wanting to hold out for another year. They are old and tired.
Sadly, the same goes for those fighting horrendous diseases. Their fight strengthens as the season approaches, but they are too tired to continue once the adrenalin rush is over.
This is a hard fact that everyone knows and nobody wants to face. But you cannot escape it. In every family there is always somebody fighting depression at this time. Some actually wish they could just skip this time altogether, because of the pain of remembrance of the one now not with them is just too much.
Let’s Celebrate With One More!
Oh for sure! What is Christmas and New Years without alcohol? Bouncing from one house to another. One party after one more party. The hard truth is alcohol and driving taking another life. A parent was taken. A grand-parent was taken. Children are taken. NO one is immune to death or depression.
Does it need to be this way? No. Yet, sadly it is. Everyone is affected by it. So how can you help all those fighting the worst time of year for depression?
Don’t block it out. Give validation to the pain (even depression) someone is feeling. Give hope. And if you need help there is a Childern’s (Family) book that can help anyone. Through the eye’s of two parents to help their son with his first love and loss, Mailbox Kitten teaches that the living are needed to love again.
Mailbox Kitten by Mammy Oaklee can be found at the following places: