If you’ve managed to survive the slings and arrows of Christmas shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking and travelling… Now’s the time to sit back, relax and soak in the magic of Christmas.
Okay, so at times we can be forgiven for thinking: “Is this really worth the expense, stress and hassle…?” But, whether you have your family and loved ones with you, or whether (through choice or not) you are on your own, just take a moment to stop and think about all the Christmases you’ve ever had. Been a quite few by now, right? Some of them may be best skipped over: like the very early one when Santa didn’t quite bring the right present and you had a tantrum; or the year you were ill with flu; or the one with the terrible family row; and the one where you were driving for six hours in snowbound roads and missed Christmas lunch…
When you think about it, even during the difficult times, Christmas Day is still the time where we hold tight our memories of childhood family and loved ones. Sure, New Year’s Eve is about friends, frolics, fizz and fun and that’s still to come! But Christmas Day… that’s a Moment for feeling the love for those close at hand and sometimes not so close.
It’s never too late to let someone know you are thinking of them at Christmas. If you’ve forgotten someone’s card or just been too flogged to find time. Get your phone out and send a Moment. It really couldn’t be easier. Merry Christmas one and all.
25 December, 2019.