Blue Christmas?

sad reindeer
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Perhaps, there’ll be more grief-stricken people this Christmas. ...especially those families affected by the recent typhoon Pablo. I've seen a number of dead bodies on T.V. last night. In addition, some of my friends and relatives abroad will be spending their Christmases away from their loved ones. Anyway, let us be assured that ‘this too shall pass’. Things will get better  ....hopefully.


Today, let me share my acronym for B.L.U.E.S. 



B  –  Break the habit of isolation. Oftentimes shutting out your world will do more harm than good. At least, try to associate with enthusiastic people. The people who will lift you up when vitality sags. 

L -  Learn to love yourself. Accept your strengths and limitations. At times, it may be best to treat yourself with some good stuffs. You may also consider watching a movie or listen to good music or engage in the arts or crafts. 

U - Understand that you are not alone. Everyone at some point in their lives has to fight off negative emotions. No one is insulated with sorrow. 

E -  Express your emotions. It is okay to give way to grief. Bo Sanchez  once stated: "Whenever you feel a negative emotion be alone in a room and just sit down with it and feel. Don't judge it, criticize it, intellectualize it, explain it away. Allow yourself to feel the pain. It's okay. Accompany it - breathe into it - and after a while, you'll feel the anger or fear or sadness lose it's urgency and power." 

S - Seek help from God. Talk to Him in prayer. According to Regina Brett: ‘It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.’  But then be willing to reconcile and follow His admonition. 

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. ~Malcolm S Forbes

26 comments:

MEcoy said...

well it loved how you see the brighter side of everything

Archieviner said...

Very timely. I need this now. To all families affected by typhoon Pablo hope they get better soon. Thanks for sharing ser :)

Ric said...

Guess we have to MEcoy : )

Ric said...

Yes, archieviner, kalunus-lunos talaga trahedyang hatid ni Pablo.. anyway, para din yan sa mga OFW na tulad mo...you're going to make it : )

joy said...

Nice thoughts to start my monday. Thanks brother ric:)

Ric said...

thanks too Miss Joy : )

Adam said...

I usually try not to have a blue christmas

Ric said...

yes, Adam. that would be the best way to celebrate Christmas! thanks!

melaniejeanjuneau said...

i especially like your last quote from Malcom S Forbes. Humour cuts through discouragment

Ric said...

Hello Melanie, thank you for dropping by today : )

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

Yes, Christmas is a time for reflection. We can sometimes forget about the hardships and heartaches going on all over the world right now and to remember those that have lost their lives.

I really loved the way how you broke down the word BLUE too.

Ric said...

Thanks Rum Punch..thanks for the visit!

Pink Line said...

grabe nga si Pablo..i dont know what to feel whenever I saw those affected..

these thoughts were something we need this season :)

p.s. i already replied on my chatbox..im really sorry for the late reply..thanks :)

Ric said...

Ok Pinkline. Salamat din!

joanne said...

I first saw the victims of Pablo sa isang blog, sobrang nakakadurog ng puso at di ko na nagawang mag-comment.. People there badly needs prayers and help.. Thank you sa inspiring post..

Roxana Miśkiewicz said...

My HERO :D
U truly always made my day. . . more beautiful

Ric said...

yes, Joanne, kalungkot talaga ang trahedya ni Pablo sa ngayon.. Every Christmas ganyan na lang ang nagyayari tsk tsk

Ric said...

Thank you Roxana. Really appreciates your words : )

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I needed to read this post, I had a real tough day and this post has real sound advice. Hope you are doing well.

Ric said...

Thanks for the visit Dawn!

KULAPITOT said...

my kuya was affected by the typhoon ..

sana pagkatapos sa blute WHITE naman

Ric said...

oo nga Kulapitot, sana white christmas naman... pero medyo maginaw yata yon.. anyway, bahala na si Lord.. Let us look at the positive side na lang lagi.

megcasson said...

well written.
lovely.

www.kindoflovely.com

Ric said...

thanks megcasson

Michelle Elenee said...

This will be my 3rd christmas away from my family, and as you mentioned things will be better. The good thing is, I'll be spending time with very nice and beautiful people who cares for me.

Thanks for sharing this :)

Ric said...

happy for you Michelle, you'll be spending your Christmas with very nice people!