Hello everyone. I hope your Holiday Season was as joyous and as wonderful as mine. It truly is the season of giving, hope, love and family. We spent time with our loved ones. Shared old stories of days gone by. Gifted, ate, laughed, played games and just simply enjoyed one another. But isn’t it peculiar that although this season is the season of love, that it is also the seaon that people are the most depressed and stressed. Anxiety and anger is totally out of control, and suicide is at it’s highest point of the whole year. So, it may be safe to say that some did not have as great of an experience as you or I did.
And although this is the season of giving, hope, love and joy, this is also the season when some families are in turmoil. Brothers fighting brothers, and sisters fighting sisters, aunts and uncles and everyone in between tend to get into arguements and altercations. Husbands and wives are sleeping in different rooms, or not even in the same house at all. Not that this doens’t happen at other times, but during this particular season, the problems seem to magnify themselves.
I know a man that has not talked to his sister in over 40 years. I also know a woman who has been feuding with her mother for over 17 years, and brothers that can’t seem to come to an agreement about anything at all right now. And they took this season to share their problems that didn’t just now manifest, but seem to be greater in light of the closeness of the season. There are ongoing feuds everywhere. Now, to me, that is a shame. Life is too short to hold anger or a grudge for so very long, for even a moment longer than necessary. But can it be helped? Do they even remember what it was that caused the disagreement in the first place.
What would cause a person to be so filled with anger and hate that they would totally excommunicate themselves from family and loved ones? What can possibly be done to heal the wounds of these broken relationships. Has time and circumstances totally made these wounds irreparable? Is the blood bond enough to repair wounds that seem to cut so deeply? Is love enough to bring families and hearts back together? Can they inadvertantly and mistakenly transfer that anger onto others? Is there any hope at all? Can the breach be fixed?
These are very deep and interesting questions. Now, Tell me what you think.