For many years I have not experienced the Christmas Spirit. I suppose many of you understand the feeling of the Christmas Spirit. For me, it is a joyfulness, it is a wonderment, it is a peaceful feeling, it is hopefulness, and it is the thoughts of the Gift God gave us in a baby boy.
These past two months I’ve had some significant challenges to the Spirit. They have stacked up in a precarious pile threatening to topple at any time, but one by one I have managed to keep that pile adjusted so that the stack is more stable by tackling them enough to keep them in a much better perspective. Granted, the collection still exists, but they are not slipping and slanting with impending disaster. How did I do that? I discovered management tools.
I shaved a bit off by changing the way I think. If you read my blog post, Thinking About Thinking, you will see some of these tools. Better thinking has kept challenges in managemental boxes. None of them appear catastrophic now. None of them are skewed haphazardly from my previous thoughts of perfectionism and my past all or nothing thoughts. Managing life’s challenges causes them to appear more like a normal part of life rather than something that rocks the world.
My Christmas Spirit is shining! My new tools are presents under the tree that will be a delight for years to come. I can share my gifts with you, my friends. Let me know what your challenges are, and I may help you see ways to manage them, too. As a supporting group depression is manageable. Peace be with you and to all mankind.