Blogmas Day 7: Deep Thoughts for the Holiday Season

Wow guys, we made it a whole week into Blogmas, yay! I really hope you’ve been enjoying the posts! Honestly this is quite the accomplishment for me because I wasn’t sure if I could keep this going or not with my school schedule and homework. I was kind of afraid I would crash and burn with this 25 days of Christmas blogging promise, much like this kid running into a freaking cartload of suitcases.


Turns out, I’ve been able to keep it up and I’m super happy about that! My posts for the last week have been very fun to write and shorter than the usual posts I make. Do you guys prefer the shorter posts or the more elaborate ones that I spend a lot of time on? Either way, let me know! Anyways without me rambling any further, I wanted to talk about a more serious topic for today’s post. It’ll be pretty chatty so grab your hot cocoa and your softest blanket!

I go to a private Christian college in San Diego. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that before, but part of the requirements is attending chapel a certain amount of times per semester. As a freshman and sophomore, you must attend 33 times per semester, and as a junior and senior, it drops to 23. So currently, I go about twice a week to chapel. If I’m honest, I usually use chapel time to relax and catch up on course work, but other days I at least try to give most of my attention to the speaker. Right before Thanksgiving break, I decided to be more present during chapel and really try to understand the message. Looking back I’m really glad I paid attention because it really caused me to understand this time of year more clearly.

Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time for family and I’ve been lucky enough my whole life to have a close knit family with almost no hiccups. I’m truly blessed and I acknowledge that. However, during chapel the speaker explained how this time of year could be a great burden on a lot of people. It could be a time to remember a loss, or a time of great turmoil. It could be the anniversary of the passing of a family member or a friend, or even some conflict I couldn’t possibly understand. My point is, most of us are celebrating during this time of year, but I have never thought of it as a difficult season for others. We’re all so busy with our advent calendars and our decorating of Douglass Firs that sometimes we turn a blind eye to those who need our presence the most. I’ve never thought about Christmas in this way before, and it really opened my eyes.

My thoughts to you today are this: don’t stop celebrating this time of advent, but during this season of giving, sometimes all you need to give is your care and attention. You may not know what someone is going through even though it may seem everyone around you is cheerful and ready for major celebrations. I hope none of this sounds negative or brings anyone down, I just know for me personally I want to be very aware this holiday and I thought I’d spread that message for anyone who cared to listen.

For anyone who happens to be going through a rough patch this season, don’t keep it in just because the holidays are “supposed” to be an exciting time. Your feelings matter regardless of the time of year. My blog has always been a very positive little corner of the Internet, and I’m very proud of that so if you ever need a friend or simple advice, please don’t hesitate to comment or contact me! Even if you’d like to send an anonymous question through Tumblr, I’m usually pretty active on there. That may sound very random, but it comes from my heart. Loneliness and sadness is not something I wish upon anyone, so if I can use this blog to comfort another, I’ve done all the right things.

All my love, Sage

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  1. December 7, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Great post !

    • December 7, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      thank you!!:)

  2. December 7, 2017 / 11:32 am

    That was so beautifully written and so sweet of you to do. You’re absolutely right, it is important to give back and we all need to take care of each other. Love all your blogmas posts but especially love that you are speaking about “the reason for the season” in this one. Can’t wait to see the rest of your posts.

    • December 7, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      thanks! i though it was important to write about xx

  3. December 7, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Long story short, I posted a lengthy, well thought out comment earlier in the day, but it simply vanished, so here I go trying it again.

    1. As far as the length of your posts is concerned – I do not mind one or the other. You should not be limited. I want YOU to say what you want to say. Short or long. It won’t land on deaf ears. I am sure of it.

    2. You don’t know how pleased I was to read this post. To let you in on a little secret, I thought of posting something similar recently, but decided against it in the end.

    Let me start by telling everyone to enjoy this Christmas season as much as they can. Personally, this season is a bit tough for me since it reminds me of loss and pain. However, I would never expect others to not be joyful just because of me. I, too, never thought about the fact that Christmas season does not have to be happy and full of laughter for everyone. Now, I am more aware and try to be respectful and on the lookout for affected people on various other holidays. We do not know other people’s stories… I still hope that someday this season will be more joyous to me than it is now. But it will forever be bittersweet…

    So thank you so much for writing about this often unnoticed topic.

    • December 8, 2017 / 8:54 am

      wow thank you for such a sincere comment. first off thanks for letting me know about the length of my posts, that helps a lot! second i’m sorry this season isn’t the easiest time for you. there’s always someone out there that will listen and cares about your thoughts. i’m definitely trying to be more sensitive towards everyone during the holidays and i just thought that was an important message to share. i’m sure one day everything will turn around for you and the holidays will be a time of so much joy!💕😊

  4. December 17, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Correct. Some people may look really happy outside but deep inside, they have so many problems and worries. Always try to spread positivity and happiness wherever we are. Happy December lovely!

    • December 17, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      you are so right! happy december to you as well! xx

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