This is the notoriously most stressful, and for many, most depressing season of the year. The pressure to buy that best gift, to create that perfect evening or morning for our loved ones, the urge to spend, to do, to plan … Then there’s’ the sting of unmet expectations or painful memories. In all that mess and stress, is it possible to experience the joy of Christmas? According to my guest, Carole Brown, yes, but it might take some paring down and refocusing.
Where’s the Joy? by Carole Brown
My calendar—specifically December—said it was full and groaning under the weight of too many things to do and not enough time.
Shopping, Christmas programs, dinners, and decorating. I couldn’t fit anything else in. When had Christmas become so busy?
I had always loved Christmas and all that went with it but my emotions were stretched with stress and worry. I was…
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