Deployments always have their hard moments, but they can feel especially challenging during the holiday season. It can be difficult to stay positive when it feels like everywhere you look couples are basking in the holiday season together while you sit there drinking your rum and eggnog alone, but don’t worry you don’t have to be a Scrooge this Christmas. There are still plenty of ways you can stay positive while alone this Christmas. Here are some tips to keep your Christmas spirit up!
Nothing makes you feel quite as grateful for your life, no matter what the circumstances, as volunteering does. Look for a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter, or meal on wheels and volunteer your time helping others this Christmas. The good will you will bring to others is bound to make its way into your Christmas spirit as well.