Take 10 minutes. Sit, Write. Whatever comes to mind, let it flow free and just write it down. Write down ALL the thoughts words, concepts, worries, everything – that strolls through your mind in the span of 10 minutes.
Yesterday was Christmas Day in my world. Its traditionally a family day and mine was no different. I spent lunch with my sister and she always puts on a fabulous spread.
After it was a return home, get organised for the night as it was my kids who were coming to have dinner with me and each other.
It was one of the memorable Christmas night dinners we have had. My second son is an artist and during the year a t-shirt was created with one of his designs on it. So I decided that it would make a good Christmas present for my kids and their partners. So I sorted out how to buy a lot and wrapped them accordingly trying as best I could to get the sizing’s right.
One of the things we did last night was to take a photo of us in our shirts. For the girls they were a tad long and for us growing boys a not as full as we might have liked.
As a result, we took a series of photos with hilarious results. The most interesting thing for me was my son posted one of the photos to Facebook and it has received an enormous number of likes.
We had a great time there is no doubt. Lots of laughter and merriment. Each of my kids contributes to the dinner, with chicken, ham and salads and a great dessert one of my girls sweetened us up with.
The only sad part of the night was that my youngest daughter whose marriage ended this past year did not have her boys with her as they were having time with their father. We know this is the way of it for the future and it’s something we have to come to terms with.
Gifts wise they gave me a new garden chair which I managed this morning to assembly with no embarrassing bits left over or mysteriously missing from the packed.
There’s no doubt that Christmas changes as you get older. Its significance changes slightly but you are always able to reach out to the ones you love, share your day with them and express your love, no matter how silly you might make yourself look.
Merry Christmas every one.