One of the paradoxes of the holidays is that they don't always bring us joy. Sometimes they make us feel more lost, depressed and alone than ever.
Or maybe winter does that on its own. The winter holidays are ancient, older than any of the religions we practice today, and I think they were meant as an antidote to winter blues. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
If you are feeling alone or depressed this holiday, please reach out and let someone reach you.