December 20, 2009
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It amazes me how fast a year goes by and before I know it Christmas has once again taken me by surprise! Maybe one day I’ll learn to be more prepared for this time of year. Then again, maybe I won’t.
I realise that Christmas means different things for different people. For some it’s all about the presents, the size and cost of the present, perhaps a case of having to get an even bigger and better present than the year before. For some it’s a lonely time, for others it may be no different to any other day. For some it is a religious celebration and for some it’s quality time with loved ones.
For me Christmas is the one time of year I feel I can fully switch off from the distractions of everyday life (I realise as I am writing this that the reason for this is something for me to explore further). It is quality time spent in the company of family and friends in my favourite location.
I arrived here yesterday after what turned out to be a very strenouous journey. I will leave that story for another time as it will just send me ranting!!! Already I am enjoying the calm effect this place has on me. I can go for a walk on the beach and despite the fact that the temperatures are around -10°C it is highly enjoyable.
It is snowing as I am writing this which has put a smile on my face, the fire is lit and I have in front of me a glass of mulled wine. Dusk is fast approaching which just makes the light from the fire and candles stand out more. I am completely at ease and very calm and this is the feeling I always get whenever I come here. It’s as if this place has some magical powers that make problems and negative thoughts just disappear! Could it be magic? Or could it be, that I feel more at home here than anywhere else? The answer is not that important right now! I am just going to enjoy every moment from waking up in the morning lighting the fire to going to bed at night and everything in between.
I hope you’ll have the most wonderful Christmas.
With love and gratitude