Christmas is a fantastic time of year. Watching my sons excitement grow from day to day is a joy to behold.
It’s a magical time, a family time yet at the same time an upsetting time.
It’s not upsetting in the sense of cost, what you may (or may not) receive – it is upsetting in relation to all the people all over the world who are not as fortunate as my family is.
My son for example wrote a Chistmas list over a page long which covered all the things he hopes to get from Father Christmas as I am sure children from all over the world do.
There are a lot of children who would love to just receive one present, there are people who will be spending Christmas alone, there are families who cannot afford a turkey etc etc etc.
We really are fortunate and it is this time of year when we need to think about people who are less fortunate than outselves.
Personally I give money to charity and do a Christmas box full of presents which is sent to children via a charity so that they will receive at least one present at Christmas.
I do not send Christmas cards to people outside of the family – instead I give money to charity.
I am very thankful for what I have, the life which I am able to provide for my family yet I also do feel for the people who through no fault of their own are not as fortunate as me. Please do not misunderstand me I am not saying that I am better than other people as I am a firm believer that all people are equal – no one is better than me and no one is worse than me – we are all the same.
So enjoy your Christmas – have a great day – yet think of the people who are not as fortunate as yourself.
Perhaps receive one less present this year and give one to someone who otherwise might have had nothing.