"The Winter Doldrums"

My Husband and Best Friend is a beautiful communicator/Writer. He's truly the man behind this Artist and I could not do what I do without him. Here's a little wisdom from my guy.

The Winter Doldrums

Throughout my life I had heard about the winter doldrums but have never experienced it… until this year. I have had a time of sadness and general lack of energy. It was only recently that I was fully aware that I was even experiencing this issue. Tina feels everything I do and pointed out to me that I was sad. I said, “No I am just tired.” Liar! Why do we try and feel what we don’t really feel? Is it so that everyone around us can feel better? Or is it just me? No? It is ok to be down, even as a Christian we can allow ourselves to be sad. The trick is to not just settle into that feeling and nurture it. We must take a look at why we are feeling so tired and run down and sad then work in conjunction with the creator to fight the sadness with the opposite of sadness, which is gratitude.


There is always something to be thankful for. I am thankful for a wife who loves me, kids who love me, a warm place to land every day and friends and extended family with whom I get to share my life. I am sure you have little things in your life to be thankful for, that when put into a pile, become a big thing to be thankful for. Throw in a good three or four days of sunshine and you have a good recipe for getting over the winter doldrums.


I do not want to just gloss over something. We have all gone through a year that has pointed us all right toward sadness. A lot of us have experienced loss, all have experienced isolation and add to that, the fringe people of this world telling us that a lot of the things that we have loved are wrong in their eyes.


Do not listen to the fringe. Find a true north and listen to it. I have found there is one truth and He is Jesus. I know that some of you will feel preached at right now. Please know that I am no preacher. I am simply a guy who wants the best for everyone he knows, and I want the best for all of you. I just know that knowing Jesus makes life better.

Ted

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