For Anyone Who Struggles at Christmas

Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow…

Working every day. Missing so many relatives. Third cold in 6 weeks.

These are the original lyrics. If you find this time of year difficult, how do you muddle through?

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light

Next year all our troubles will be

Out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Make the yule-tide gay

Next year all our troubles will be

Miles away

Once again as in olden days

Happy golden days of yore

Faithful friends who were dear to us

Will be near to us once more

Someday soon, we all will be together

If the Fates allow

Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow

So have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

8 thoughts on “For Anyone Who Struggles at Christmas

  1. Muddling through is the way I manage everything. No huge life goals or plans. One step after the other. Hopefully forwards.
    And tears are toxins which need to be shed. The shower is an excellent place for them. I am expected to be both damp and a bit red in the face when I emerge.
    Beauty sustains me often. Mostly in the natural world, but not always.
    This for example.
    Heartfelt hugs.

  2. Merry Christmas, Birdie. This is such a beautiful song. This time of year can be a very difficult time for many people. The first Christmas without my father was very difficult. But the first Christmas without my brother was much worse. I got through those holidays one day at a time. And kept reminding myself that my father and my brother would not have wanted their legacy to be one of pain and grief. I focused on the happy memories and how blessed I’d been to have had them in my life.

  3. I try to stay busy and focused on the many things one has to do at this time of the year. I try to just ignore the pain in my heart that keeps surfacing along with memories during this strange but wonderful holiday. I “muddle through, somehow.”

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours Birdie!

    My daughter is working today, my other daughter is spending Christmas travelling. Since our daughters grew up and left home we have never spent Christmas with them or our grandchildren, they either travel or spend it with their other relatives. We muddle along.

    We have our health, wonderful food, good neighbours… nothing like the ideal, but lovely nevetheless.

    The people who get to spend time with you today are lucky ones.

  5. Merry Christmas Birdie. We’ll go pick Katie up in a few hours and wander around West Edmonton Mall because that’s her tradition. She likes to see the sea lions. Then have lunch at McDonald’s, yum, and take her back at home. She’s doing much better on her new dose of cannabis and enjoying life. She’s less agitated and finds a lot of things very funny. The big guy calls her a stoner now. She’s happy. Which is a very good thing.

    Take care woman.

  6. For me it’s one day after another, just doing what must be done and then it is over. Surprisingly, Christmas for me was actually pretty lovely once it got here this year which was a complete shock. I think part of that was having our Levon here, still so new and beautiful. Just holding him brought everything into perspective for me. But one can’t just dial-up a new baby for every Christmas, unfortunately.
    Love you. Merry Christmas, sweetie.

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