Thursday, 13 December 2012
A Christmas message
Families can drive you mad, especially at Christmas. People give you useless presents, they turn up at your house, eat all your food, decimate your stock of booze, then vanish with hardly a thank you. Nieces and nephews abandon presents minutes after they’ve unwrapped them. Your partner starts to get on your nerves when they’re under your feet, instead of safely out of the way at work. Your in–laws, well, what is there to say about them? You have nothing in common. They don’t want to play any games, all they want to do is veg out in front of the TV. It’s enough to drive you crazy.
I say, think again. Imagine what it would be like if you had nobody in your life. Nobody to buy you the wrong present. Nobody to slave away over a hot stove for. Nobody to buy presents for.
Think of the good things. The reasons you like your family and friends. Nothing is ever perfect, especially not people.
Christmas should be about love. It should be about the good things not the bad, so when you feel yourself starting to get irritated by somebody, be grateful they’re there in the first place.