Posted by: Jenna McGrail on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Sometimes as we age, we don't feel like having lots of parties anymore, and the holidays are no longer very jolly. What used to be a time of joy can change, as life throws us some curve balls.
We think we're supposed to be especially happy this time of year. That expectation itself can cause people of all ages to become sad or depressed, but older adults are especially susceptible.
While the holidays may not be the same as they were in the past, there can still be plenty of reasons to celebrate. One of the most important things to remember is that it's okay to enjoy the holidays as they are now. Memories hold a special place in your heart, but the heart has enough room to add new memories.
Remember the real meaning of the holidays is to be thankful for your memories, for what you have now and for what the future will bring.