Where has the year gone?
I hope everyone is looking forward to Christmas this year. I never feel the Christmas spirit so much anymore, it’s so stressful with trying to get everyone’s gifts together etc. I’m just excited to have some time off work and the FOOD!
Anyway whilst shopping in town on Monday I walked past at least three or four homeless people, a couple of them were sleeping and a few of them were begging for change. I almost stopped in my tracks whilst I spared a thought for them having to sleep outside in this cold weather, having to get by on hardly anything.
Isn’t it ridiculous that we worry so much about the gifts we need to buy people and we rush around town in our own little bubbles regardless of what’s going on around us. But we need to infact take a look around us and appreciate what we actually have and what our friends and family have in comparison to these homeless people.
It sounds so cliché but it’s so true that we need to appreciate what we have. And some of us may not have much in the way of family or money but if you have a roof over your head that’s not a cardboard box you are so much better off than some people.
Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts about this as I would love to know your feelings.
Merry Christmas 🎄
I remember when I was a kid and Christmas was all about family and presents, probably the same for most people right? Dad would always wake us up and get the Christmas tunes going on the old cassette player before putting dinner in the oven. It was good until my Mum and Dad separated then it was just up to us to choose where we’d want to be on Christmas day and spend the day with one of the parents. Every year it got worse and worse just like the family situation, My Mum and Dad probably haven’t seen each other for as long as I can remember, Shame they couldn’t put things aside and stop hating each other for the sake of their Children really.
As the years went on I became detached from the so called Family. And now Christmas is not about Family for me, It’s about having some days off work and spending time with my partner, forget the presents and food, just some time off with him. Forgive me for hating the whole ‘Christmas is a time for Family’ thing, but for some of us it really isn’t and I admit I have a bitterness about ‘Family’
Anyway I don’t want to sound like the Grinch! I’m lucky that my Partners family have welcomed me in and I’ve been invited to Christmas Dinner at his auntie and uncles house which I’d be a fool to say no to.
And I guess you could say I’m contradicting myself but the fact is when I’m sat at the dinner table with a proper family I’m always going to feel emotional.
Whatever your situation, spend Christmas with whatever or whoever makes you happy and relax.
Today I visited Greyhound Close in Hedgend to see what all the hype is about. It was well worth it even though it was raining!
Every house in the close was decorated and they seemed to be raising money for Naomi House charity, I couldn’t believe how busy it was with families everywhere braving the rain under umbrellas.
It was pretty spectacular and well worth a visit if you live nearby.