Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël!

I would like to wish you a very nice Christmas! That you will make a lot of happy memories during these 12 festive days to come, that you will share good times with your loved ones. Let your heart and mind come to peace, feel the magic, and listen to the silence, just like the one we can hear when the world is covered by … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël!

Advent Calendar Day 15: Christmas: The Perfect Excuse For A Fight? by Lucy Brazier

Number 15

Christmas: The Perfect Excuse For A Fight? by Lucy Brazier

It seems to me that for a time of year supposedly celebrating peace on earth, Christmas is remarkably conducive to conflict. Families that haven’t spoken all year are thrown together for the annual exercise of teeth-gritting and tongue-biting. The disagreements over ‘tradition’ – are sprouts a festive essential or the work of the devil? The forced amiability of the office Christmas party, where you are surrounded by people you have hated all year and are unlikely to feel any more warmly towards just because it is Jesus’ birthday. And the violent scrums at the checkouts are surely the least Christian thing a person could witness all year. Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day 15: Christmas: The Perfect Excuse For A Fight? by Lucy Brazier”

Gratitude #1000Speak

With the events that happened a week ago, I have thought a lot about gratitude, gratitude for the simple things in life, those that I and others often take for granted. I feel gratitude for life. With that I mean life in general, my life, human life, animal life, the natural world. Then there are things such as family, friends, being in love, motherhood. I … Continue reading Gratitude #1000Speak