Nothing is more depressing when the holidays come around, and you don’t have any money because you lost your job. Society has us so hooked on these commercials that we are supposed to have a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas. Therefore, I beg to differ you don’t have to have a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas. I believe that causes depression when you have to stress out to make sure you have the turkey, ham, dressing, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, cranberry, rolls, and whatever else you want to go with your holiday dinner.
However, it works the same way for Christmas because you have to buy everyone in the family a gift. Also, you know the family members are going to buy you a gift, and you feel bad because you can’t afford to buy them a gift. Moreover, I think the holiday commercials should show more families doing things together, and making art work for one another. To eliminate depression around this time of the year I suggest that people should show their creative side.
For example, make a picture frame out of Popsicle sticks, go to your local community library, community museums, community centers. See if they are having art and craft or knitting day. In addition, if you give those type of gifts to family members it’s valued more , it’s priceless, and it was a gift giving from your heart. So I want to say this bye bye depression, and give from your heart. Also live life to the fullest and keep on smiling.