Well, somehow my blog stats have been screaming ahead. My site has never been so popular.
Unfortunately, its not for the reason I put this blog together, and only really because I have an old Christmas article with a Christmas photo up.
But it does prove people are definitely thinking about Christmas already. Tonight I was around at my friends house. He is literally the Spirit of Christmas! For the last 2 months he has been working on his fruit mince, and I must say, his fruit mince pies are the best I have tasted! He has already ordered his Christmas Tree, is looking at lights and decorations, and been planning Christmas dinners and recipes.
All this makes me think, how am I going to prepare myself for Christmas this year?
Most years it manages to whizz by without me having put any real soul into it.
This year I want to have a Christmas resolution: to make sure I contribute something positive during this season. I would like to connect more on a spiritual level with season.
It’s sad that is such a busy, commercial event. We have forgotten what it really is all about.
At the same time, I continue to struggle with my life, trying to find some meaning in it.
Maybe there is some connection.
At least Christmas isn’t necessarily a misery as my ex felt it was. That should have been warning enough for me to have avoided going down that path. Hindsight is 20/20. If only….
Below some stats graphs to illustrate what I mean about the sudden spikes:
I have kept away from here for a long time now. It hasn’t been an easy time…
I haven’t been keeping tabs on this, other than to reply to emails I have received, or comments people have left.
Seeing Christmas on the front page and with Christmas fast approaching, I thought I should do something to correct this.
I’m sorry I don’t have any inspiration to write at the moment, but I hope to have something here soon.
Once again, Christmas has raced around. For most it is a time of joy and happiness. A time of festivities and decorations, laughter and good food. A time to be with family and loved ones.
Yet, we must not forget those who are alone or homeless this Christmas. For some of those people, this time of year can be extremely sad and painful time.
The most important thing to remember, is why we are celebrating at this time of year at all. It’s not the commercial feast that the secular world proclaims. It’s a time to remember the birth of Jesus. It should be a time to reflect on the past year, look at how we have lived our lives, and see if we can become better people.
The biggest gift we can give is our love and goodwill. There are things we can do every day to remember the forgotten people. Smile at people in the street, the assistant serving you in the shop or restaurant. Try to be cheerful. Pray for those people whom you know are hurting at this time of year. And never forget why we celebrate at this time of year.
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