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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

Life is weird. I'm sure you already knew that.

I've been trying to think of what to post about today, since I'm aiming to post here every Wednesday. Several topics come to mind but recede just as soon as they appeared. So... I'm just going to write and try to explain why I don't have a cool post for today.

It's been a rough few weeks. Basically, my grandpa passed away on December 11th. It was sudden, though his health has been failing for a long time. I wanted to do a really poetic post about this to do him justice, but I'm not ready for that yet. Soon, though.

It's a roller coaster of emotions. One moment I'm happy and excited about Christmas. The next I'm just... not happy. 

"I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel. I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed." - Charlie Brown

So, in the midst of all these weird emotions, I just want to say that I really hope you have an awesome Christmas. Amidst the sadness, I'm sure I'll find some things to be happy about. I hope you do too. ♥
 


14 comments:

  1. Sometimes Charlie Brown says things in the best way possible.

    Hope your Christmas is filled with peace and some joy, even in the midst of grief.

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    1. I completely agree. Thanks so much, Sunny. It really was. I hope you had a good Christmas, too. ♥

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  2. I've been sort of the same this year, and not just with Christmas. I feel like autumn and the Christmas season haven't had enough moments for me to stop and enjoy them.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Sky!

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    1. I definitely understand what you mean. It's been similar for me, too. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling the same way. Life moves too fast sometimes. I hope 2016 moves a little slower so we can soak it in. :)

      Thanks so much, I did! I hope you did too!

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  3. I relate to Charlie Brown too. I've felt the same about the last few Christmases. Here's to hoping we both figure out a balance of happy and sad. (Because sad isn't all bad. Sometimes "Sad is happy for deep people" -Doctor Who)

    Merry Christmas! :)

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    1. Ahhh, I love that quote. Very true and reassuring. Thank you for posting it! I hope we figure out that balance, too.

      Merry belated Christmas! :)

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    1. Thanks, Skye! I really appreciate it. :) Hope you had a good Christmas! ♥

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  5. Oh, Sky! I am so, so sorry about your grandpa. I can't even imagine how hard that is right now. It breaks my heart you're having such a hard time.

    I'm absolutely praying for you, sweet girl. Despite all the hardships, I hope tomorrow will be a beautiful day. *HUGS*

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Christine! I REALLY appreciate that. And I did have a beautiful day. I was able to enjoy myself despite the grief, so I'm really glad. Thank you so much for the prayers and well wishes. *HUGS BACK* ♥

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  6. Christmas is mixed with a lot happy and sad emotions too. *hugs* It's always a bittersweet time for me. Merry belated Christmas!

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    1. I understand totally. Sorry to hear it's bittersweet. I hope you did manage to find some joy amidst the sadness. :) Thanks so much, and Merry belated Christmas right back atcha!

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  7. December 11th is a rough day in my family too, from the loss of a cousin. Hope you found some joy this Christmas anyway. :)

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin. That's never easy, and my heart goes out to you.

      I did find some joy this Christmas--thank you so much. I hope you did too. :) ♥

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