Tis the Season to be Jolly

Tis the Season to be Jolly

BlogImage_HappyHolidaysTis the season to be jolly. This is the season for sharing and caring. With all of the recent news of mass shootings and other tragedies it is hard to get into the festive mood of the Christmas season. I personally have made a choice to limit my TV and social media time as not to dampen my spirits with all the depressing news.

As we enter this Advent Season, I am more determined than ever to continue leaning on God’s Word, tuning out the negative by guarding my eye and ear gates to mainstream media and meditating on the Word of God; anything else, is too depressing!

Let us all focus on what we can do to not turn a blind eye to the happenings in the world but to not have world and domestic events bring us down. Aside from recent events, this time of the year in particular is hard for many individuals. For some who are single and far away from their family unit, they have a hard time; others are who are not close to their family struggle during the holidays and those who have lost loved ones tend to get depressed during this time of the year. sad woman_red top

As Christians, let us open our homes and hearts to those who may be having a difficult time this holiday season. Some things we can do include: inviting someone to our house for dinner or dessert who may be far away from their family; plan a fun event and include single individuals and those who have recently lost loved ones; or participate in a community outreach event and invite others along. Quite often when we start thinking outside of ourselves and focus on helping or comforting others, we find that we too are uplifted.

My challenge to each of you this holiday season is to do something for someone who cannot do anything for you and then don’t publicize it on social media for you surely have received your reward at that time if you do. Happy Holidays! And for HIS glory!

Terry Cato About Terry Cato

Terry Cato is a Talk Show Host, Author and relationship blogger. She is the Founder of Relationships 411, a blog community dedicated to healthy relationships and marriages. She is the Host of Real Talk w/Terry a Bay Area talk show focusing on relationship and lifestyle topics. Her memoir, “No Longer a Bridesmaid!” chronicles the 7 years she was single, celibate and believing God for a husband. Feel Free to Follow Terry on Twitter and visit her website for more information about the Author.


  1. Finding that balance between not caring and caring too much is always hard. Thanks for this practical suggestion.

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