I was always find January quite a difficult time mentally, so I am glad that I've gotten through this past January feeling much more upbeat.
I know there is much to be said about taking refuge in one's faith when things are difficult. Easier said than done (!), but I have definitely appreciated the activities of which I'm part of at church & my husband's college - this fellowship has all been light in my life.
And to top it all, the days are drawing out, the days are getting lighter.