I overheard a conversation the other day in the purchasing line at Urban Outfitters.
The two young women in their 20′s were talking about how depressed the get during the holidays.
One of them mentioned,” I hate Christmas, too much commercialism and greed.”
As they dumped their large bag overflowing with “commercialism and greed” on the counter it hit me.
I’m sure there are a lot of people who feel the same way about the holidays. Not just Christmas, holidays in general.
Based on what I heard in line, I thought I would offer a solution.
Here is the D-RIV.com holiday antidepressant prescription: GIVE
I don’t know anyone who makes Christmas special for someone else who complains about being depressed.
I can’t think of a single person I know who makes it a priority to enrich others, and still walks around complaining about holiday depression.
So here is word to the wise, ditch the Prozac and the Paxil and go out and “do something for someone else”
Keep it simple, bring someone else dinner, give someone else a gift, it doesn’t have to be expensive to add value and make an impact.
Be the “difference” in someone’s life and I assure you your odds of being depressed will diminish drastically.
Proverbs 11:25 says: “That those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed”
If you are feeling isolation or depression come on you like wet blanket, find someone else who is in greater need and meet the need.
What I’m sure you will discover is that the key to improving your situation is actually making the difference in the life of someone else.