Christmas Grief 

While the Christmas season is a great time for many, it’s very hard for some.

More than a few, unfortunately.

It’s a time when people are saddened because of missing or estranged loved ones, financial pressures, or unkept promises.

It’s the season to keep up the appearance that all is well, until the well runs dry and the walls cave in.

It’s the season of Christmas Grief.

It’s imperative that you and I watch and listen to those around us who may be crying out for help; trying to let someone know how much they’re hurting.

Maybe they are quieter than normal, or perhaps easily angered. 

They may laugh more often and louder, in an attempt to cover the pain that’s eating them alive.

Pay attention, watch, listen, and don’t be afraid to ask, “Are you REALLY okay?”

This little version of Deck The Halls wasn’t written to get a chuckle, but to convey the message that depression and hopelessness is a HUGE  problem this time of year.

Thank you for being a very present help in time of need. That’s what God is, and He’d sure like to help someone through you. 

 

CHRISTMAS GRIEF

Wrap the gifts with bows and ribbon

Fa la la la la la la la la

‘Tis the season to be sullen 

Fa la la la la la la la la

Don we now our happy faces 

Fa la la la la la la la la

Within our heart, we’re basket cases,

Fa la la la la la la la la. 

 

Smile a lot to hide the heartache 

Fa la la la la la la la la

It’s okay if our joy is fake 

Fa la la la la la la la la

As long as folks can’t tell the diff’rence 

Fa la la la la la la la la

They won’t know our pain is intense,

Fa la la la la la la la la

 

Maybe we should ask for prayer

Fa la la la la la la la la

See if people really care 

Fa la la la la la la la la

Some may think we want attention 

Fa la la la la la la la la

But our quest is death prevention 

Fa la la la la la la la la

 

From friends and family we withdraw

Fa la la la la la la la la

‘Til suicide’s the final straw

Fa la la la la la la la la

Please help us while you have the chance 

Fa la la la la la la la la

Hear our cries to stop death’s dance

Fa la la la la la la la la

 

This season is the saddest ever 

Fa la la la la la la la la

Troubled souls who see hope never 

Fa la la la la la la la la

If we can reach them ‘fore too late   

Fa la la la la la la la la

Perhaps depression will abate.

Fa la la la la la la la la

Fa la la la la la la la la

Fa la la la la la la la la

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