What is it all for anyway?

You all know I'm obsessed by Christmas, and I totally love this time of year, but it seems that the closer we get to the big day itself the less I'm into it.

You have to go shopping and the supermarket is always packed with people, and the queues seem to be snaking all the way around the shop.

Everything seems ridiculously overpriced. £50 for a turkey, seriously!?

Spending time with family suddenly gets stressful and everyone's temper seem to flare quicker, or is that just my family?

Your bank account goes even more into the minus'.

You end up wrapping yourself in paper instead of the presents, and always lose the end of the sticky tape.

What is it for?

I often ask myself this question throughout December and then today comes around, Christmas Eve and I know exactly what we do it for.

We do it for the magic.
The memories.
The celebrations.
The queues.
The frayed tempers.
The charades after lunch.
The smile you get in the morning no matter what age you are, because you know Santa's been.

We do it to be thankful.
To praise.
To give us hope and joy.

When you are wanting to scream at certain members of your family just remember.....

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas Helen. I hope you and your family have a lovely day.

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

So true, Helen! There are definitely some frustrations that come at this time of year. But it's definitely worth it! :)

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Merry Christmas to you Helen :) It's amazing how life nudges us towards a specific direction that was completely unplanned. I never thought I'd be spending Christmas with family this year, after a decade. I know what you mean how some family members can drive us insane. One thing I've realized this year is that no matter how stressful confronting someone brought upon by an event or holidays, I learned to appreciate the value of time. I've decided to forgive and set aside ill feelings because I would never know if that would be the last Christmas I would have with them. I hope not. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to be together again this Christmas. Have a beautiful one!

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