Here is my secret for depression/pain/anxieties, etc: Do something. Create something. Pray to God for strength and direction to do so.
Husband is a pretty depressed and negative person. He'll admit to the depression but I'm not sure if he'd own up to the negativity. He's good though, really. But there was no way I was about to suggest he put the whole train/village thing up this year. It's an all day job. It was absent last year as well. In all fairness though, he is responsible for the outside Nativity scene hanging and for Anvil's (our gorilla) Christmas-wear.
So I put my thinking cap on. I wanted to display the Christmas Village on my own, no negative vibes. And so, I cleared off some shelves and began.