Bestselling author Van Moody wrote a thought-provoking piece on how millions of Americans are suffering silently while others are enjoying the season. He wrote that the monetary stress and the added emotional toll of the short days can make anyone go through the holiday blues. This is a time of year that many are lonely because they lost loved ones or they feel abandoned by others. The bestselling author of The People Factor explained that there is hope by being proactive especially if you know that the time is going to be troublesome for you. Things like having positive people around you, adjusting your thoughts on the good and cultivating gratefulness--can chase those blues away for good! There is a stipulation, however. You need to do the work on your own to make this Christmas bright and you might have to let go of some things holding you back like your expectations. Get ready to bring back the happiness of the holiday again! Here are 5 tips to get you started.