Today I want to simply encourage you to stay positive. I have received several reports by email, text, or phone of people experiencing extreme difficulties during this most "joyful time of year." I can only attest to what has proven to be helpful for me during a similar life season. I read the following verses from the Bible.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NIV)
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
Life is fluid with currents and tides. There are times of joy and sorrow, peace and trouble, love and loneliness. Remember, whatever season of life you are in, it is not permanent. Focus on your goals. Seek and hold on to positive relationships. Look beyond your present circumstances, as difficult as that may be.
Grab hold to HOPE. Desire a change so fervently that you manifest that exact thing you have desired. Faith will not allow you to give up.