Of course, I am not going to retract my thoughts on the importance of thinking positively or reaching out in love toward others. Sending encouragement to your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers is very needed in this season, but I feel there is something else that needs to be said.
I am an all-or-nothing person. When I am happy, I am fully optimistic and excited about everything in life. I like to be happy and tend to resist admitting it when I am sad. However, when I am sad, I am all-in on being sad! I tend to let it all out in a vent-session, complaining about everything down to the last detail – “Who left crumbs on the counter?”, “I need new socks!” AND, “There’s no China Lily soy sauce anywhere!?”. My very patient husband helps me navigate my not-so-nice feelings, and I very quickly go back to my “life is good” self.