“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas…only one and a half weeks away from us.
I love this time of the year. Last week we decorated the house and the tree. It’s something the children always love to do. They love looking into the boxes and getting out all decorations. They always remember where we usually put them. Each year we go to a Christmas market and the children pick a new decoration for our tree. That became a tradition and over the years our tree became a very colourful and a very special tree with a variety of decorations. Special because all decorations have memories attached to them. Memories of the times we bought the decorations, but also memories of people who gave us decorations as a Christmas gift.
This time of the year always makes me more thoughtful. It makes me think back of the past year, remember everything that has happened, but it also makes me look forward to the new year ahead of us. Christmas is a state of mind…that Christmas-feeling is something we will (hopefully) all experience. It’s the time of the year when we are all putting ourselves aside and share love, kindness and happiness with the people around us. Regardless of your tradition, the winter holidays are a season of light, however it’s also the time of the year that may bring dark thoughts…
I do have dark thoughts as well. To give you an example, I’m pretty worried about the world we are living in right now… I’m worried about what kind of world our children will be living in when they’ve grown up. The financial crisis, warming of the earth, wars, terrorism…the next generation will be faced with the legacy of my own generation and the older generations. It’s obvious that the next generation will have to work longer and harder, probably with less wage and definitely with higher taxes. They will be faced with less security and more inequality because of the choices that some of my own generation and the older generations have made. I can’t change these facts and I can’t solve these big issues, but there is something else I can do to make this world a little bit nicer. The change begins with ourselves… It’s cliché but why do so many people limit their selves with showing love, kindness and happiness during the holiday season? Why not do it throughout the whole year? A little act of kindness, say ‘I love you’ more often to your loved ones, show people your appreciation…basic things we all seem to forget about so easily, but things that can really make a huge difference. It’s so simple…treat people the way you want to be treated…you will receive what you give…
This brings me to the quote I started this blog with and my wish for the new year.
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
I wish that magic wand would be there forever…not just for Christmas…
If only everyone in this world would keep sharing love, kindness and happiness, the world would be so much nicer…
A song to end this blog with…
‘When Love Is Tangled Between Friends’
We’ve been busy behind the scenes! Robb released this song on Friday and it’s available as a free download until the 1st of January. The single is a remix of the original version taken from the album ‘Sleep Tonight’. It’s released as a Christmas-single and features a Christmas themed new music video.
The animals showed up again! They were up for a Christmas party!
You can download the song for FREE through the following link:
This will probably the last blog I’m writing in this year. Like so many other people we also have some very busy weeks ahead. Good times!
Thank you to all who’ve been reading and sharing the blogs this year!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.