Published on 12, July, 2020
I love Christmas I can’t wait
Normally is for us too - but 2020 has been so crap we thought we'd have a couple more weeks of festivity.
Us too - we put the tree and decorations up yesterday!
I actually have not said I do not enjoy Christmas I just don't like the modern commercial 'what you got me'. People sending cards and wishes because it's the done thing. Having it rammed down our throats…
For some of us it is a sad reminder of friends and relatives who we loved and are no longer alive. And others whose lives have been devastated this year and are unable to enjoy Christmas. The homeless, the families destroyed unable to find enjoyment
On balance, I think christmas is both what you describe and a time of joy. It depends on if someone is fortunate in their current circumstances.
We should all think of people who are alone or suffering at christmas and reach out to them. Especially with Coronavirus restrictions this year, there could be more than usual number of people feeling lonely or unhappy this christmas. I hope there will be people showing them goodwill and kindness.
My father was killed in the 'Troubles' in November 1989.
However, I want to focus on building a future; and being with my friends.