This happens every year. It's as if there is a bank of energy somewhere in my body and by winter I've grossly overdrawn. Or perhaps the changing climate makes me sluggish. Or perhaps the sudden influx of holiday activity has wiped me out. One thing is for certain- my stores are depleted.
I read somewhere that Vitamin D deficiency has a lot to do with the winter blues. A friend of mine is actually shopping around for an artificial sun lamp. She claims to suffer from depression every year around the same time. There's an actual term for this, did you know that? Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD for short. And light therapy is a known remedy for chasing those SADs away. I've even seen these lamps for sale at Costco.
It's no wonder Christmas is such a welcome time of the year. People are begging for a reason to spread some cheer. Especially due to the emotional rollercoaster of a year that it was for our country, I think we're all just about dying for a reason to celebrate.
We're all just children at heart, after all. Thoughts of candy canes, snowmen, and presents under a tree can put a smile on any ol' Scrooge. It's all about taking a deep breath and realizing that a brand new year is just around the corner. Fresh starts and renewed promises, life continues to carry on.
There's a light at the end of this weary tunnel and it begins with peppermint mochas and just-out-of-the-oven gingerbread. Dear 2009, here I come.