I read a post this morning by a woman whose son had been very ill for a long time and who had to receive an organ transplant. This woman wrote about her experiences as the mother of her child and how stressful, scary and sickening (she writes that she became sick from worry – yes it’s a real thing) the whole experience was and how grateful she is now that her son who finally received the organ that he so desperately needed is able to start living his life again.
I thought about them while I was driving around fetching kids and how now that it is glorious December we have so many opportunities to make happy memories. With the world being so small and everyone living in everyone’s pockets (with cellphone messages pinging every few minutes or seconds even) we know a lot more that goes on in peoples’ lives than we ever did before and it can be very disturbing to see how many people are suffering. However, we can take stock and make a decision to live our lives the best way we can. There is no guarantee for the future for anybody, we don’t know what the future holds so instead of worrying about it – which is easy to do – let’s make memories. Let’s live every day to the fullest. Focus on our loves.
Holiday time (whether you are going away on a vacation or staying home) is a time to regroup, reconnect and reinvest yourself in your life. Don’t let it pass you by. Don’t waste it.
Put on the candles, switch off the electricity, switch off the wifi. Connect, play games, talk.
Remember the times when you played General Knowledge? Hangman? I spy? Hide and Seek? Do it again now even if it’s just you and one other person. “They” say the best things in life are free…. Well they are. These things are free, you don’t need any money to sit together and be with each other.
Make those memories this holiday and rest. Relax and have fun. Soak up the sun (or the snow if you are up North – because that is also beautiful albeit cold). Just BE together.
If you don’t have anyone to be with, find a place to volunteer. There are many many people in old aged homes who are lonely and don’t have anyone to talk to this holiday. Sit and have a cup of coffee with someone there and let them tell you about their life. You will be enriched. You can share your wisdom and let them share theirs. There’s just no telling what can happen, you could even make a new friend.
I am signing my blog off until January when the schools go back so that I can also go and rest my bones and make some memories.
I wish you a wonderful end of year and a brilliant 2017.
You are special to me, beautiful reader.