The last door

As you are preparing the Christmas festivities and opening the last door of the advent calendar I thought it was time to reflect on what I have learnt during Advent.

Firstly, I believe I know what the true spirit of Christmas is and that is about caring for and thinking about others. It is about sharing and tolerance. Say thank you to those you take for granted and never forget those who give you support.

Secondly, look after yourself and make sure you take some time just for you. Christmas is such a busy time of the year that it is easy to keep rushing around without time to think. Meditation is important all year round and that includes over the festive season.

Thirdly, stop hunting for or expecting the perfect Christmas it doesn’t exist. The most important thing to do is to enjoy it your way whatever that is. Tomorrow I will be with my horse and my animals will send messages to those I love and enjoy some time with my parents. It won’t be the perfect day but it will be a good day for me.

Fourthly, spare a thought for those who are working this Christmas or who are spending the day on their own. I will be lighting a candle to remember all those who are no longer with me. They will be close when I spend time to remember them.

Finally, you don’t need things to have a good Christmas you just need love around you from family or friends. You need a sense of peace and to focus on all the things you are grateful for. A sense of contentment is not a bad place to be this Christmas.

I will be having a bit of time to recharge my batteries before considering the end of year blogs. Many thanks to everyone who reads, shares and comments on my blog.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a lovely day.

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