The Holidays are not cheerful and fun for everyone. Some are reminded of death, depression and abandonment. Some may be reminded of insecurities or guilt. Regardless of what stage you're in, learning to receive is the key. Resting in the fact that their is hope and freedom from whatever struggle you may be facing. Those that are on the other side, learn to receive the gift of family being there to celebrate with you.
Christmas is the season of giving, but most importantly it's the season of receiving the greatest gift that man didn't even ask for, nor could we have attempted to give it to someone else. The only true gift worth receiving is Jesus. If you know Him, share Him. If you don't know Him, you should get to know Him.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!