being kind

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Its a month till Christmas Day. This year seems to have flown by.


I saw this post on Facebook recently (I couldn't find the original post to give credit) and nodded in agreement with every word.


Some thoughts as we enter the holiday season...It is important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays and some of us are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. And many people have no one to spend these times with and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring, loving thoughts right now.


Now don't get me wrong I love Christmas. I love the excitement and have many great memories of my childhood around Christmas time. The simplicity and the joy. 

But no one has a picture perfect family with everyone always getting along. We live in the real world and in reality relationships are hard, expectations weigh us down. Its can be easy to smile and pretend all is okay.


I want to remind myself to be thoughtful of others, be kind and patient. No one ever gets to see everyone's big picture. We only ever get to see what people are willing to share. 

I know I love the ideal of Christmas more than the reality of Christmas- and you know what- I'm okay with that.

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  1. Nodding nodding nodding... yes - there are always bigger pictures that we dont see and we are all fighting some battles... be kind always. Love it Treena - Hope you have a wonderful realistically happy Christmas x

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