Sunday, December 16, 2018

Why I Don't Often Write Holiday Articles

So many writers are good at focusing on holiday-themed articles around each upcoming holiday. 

I enjoy reading them. I often share them on my facebook or twitter feed. But write them? I haven’t dipped my toes into that water too many times. 

Don’t get me wrong. I HAVE written articles focused on Christmas traditions, Valentines ideas, etc.  But they have been few and far between.

At this time of year, I normally, still write and publish articles focused on insecurities, loneliness, healing over past hurts, and encouragement.


Because those issues don’t go away just because it’s Christmas time. You don’t start feeling confident just because it’s Thanksgiving. You aren’t suddenly free from old bondage just because Christmas is here. You don’t feel more loved automatically, because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Actually, it’s often times the opposite.

Loneliness can rear its ugly head even MORE around the holidays. Insecurities that you thought you’d dealt with, can remind you they are still alive and well in your heart MORE around the holidays. We can need encouragement MORE, when people are having parties, get togethers and celebrations.

Those issues exist. Every. Day. Of. The. Year.

So, although I enjoy reading holiday articles and may even feel led to write one here and there over the years - I will most likely still write and publish regular, ordinary, everyday-type articles. Even at Christmas. Especially over Valentine’s Day. Through Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Easter, and other events that come up throughout the year.

A hurting heart needs encouragement all throughout the year.  A breaking spirit needs support and reminders every day.

I know. I remember. I have felt it too. Those low moments when everyone else around you is celebratory.

And I am here. FOR YOU.

All year long.


quietspirit said...

Dionna: You have a good heart. Yes, there are people who don't get into the "Christmas mode" because they can't. Some do what is expected of them. Others actually withdraw from the festivities of the season because they feel they have to. A woman at our church has major issues that she seems to handle very well. I missed her at worship service. Something was said that she was in Florida, visiting her parents who moved there late this summer. It's good that she was able to go. Peace and blessings.

Stephen Lewis said...

Great Word Sister, came to your article from the OCB Facebook group and enjoyed reading your post. I agree with you 100% no matter the Holiday the feeling are still there.... God Bless

Stephen Lewis