I would like to thank all of you who have been gracious enough to visit my blog site over the years, regardless of content it has been a rewarding time for me.
Christmas time for me is a period where I take stock and count my blessings although in my case the imaginative so called real meaning of Christmas, The immaculate conception and all that other stuff I swallowed in bygone years is long gone. However, the joy we deliver to our friends, family and less fortunate people at yuletide adds strength and love to family ties, especially these years where divided and dysfunctional families are becoming commonplace, the need for family unity is.given a boost.
Christmas is the time for children to learn the art of giving as well as receiving, also paying tribute to elders of friends and family, and it is not a bad idea to segregate them at a family gathering where alcohol induced conversation can be fraught with differing opinion, occasioning old scores to resurface where snide pragmatic innuendo dominates the chatter.
Even if you meet someone you dislike; a smile and a handshake and a suitable compliment will help to break the ice; who knows you may even fall in love!!
Visits from our progeny and their offspring will dominate the seasonal joy, in the main by Tamara and Jacinta; our local Gr/Ch, for a whole three weeks. other grand children six in number will also appear over Christmas to add to the jollity?.
This will be my final post until after Christmas, (unless something extraordinary occurs)
Don't forget to try and make it a peaceful Christmas.
When does expressing your self become losing your temper? You know
the feeling, one minute you’re giving your opinion on something quite
unimportant, someone says something and ‘bang’ you’re off on one.
Most of the time, unless you’re particularly obstreperous, it’s what’s
going on in your life, not what’s happening now, that makes you short fused.
Here are some triggers:
• Too much booze
• Not feeling well
• Not eating properly
• Not appreciated
Even so, there are things you can do to prevent or minimise temper outbursts:
• Slow everything down. Stop what you’re doing, stop talking and let yourself relax.
• Think about what’s actually making you angry and what its root cause is.
• Breathe slowly
• Have a word with yourself and talk yourself down.
Enjoy your life, you are only here Once, MERRY CHRISTMAS to All.