Seasons Greetings

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe festive season.

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It brings a tear to my eye thinking about 2020 and all the devastation and heartache a virus has unleashed upon our world – loneliness, isolation, financial pain, poverty, starvation, mental illness – the list goes on. But I like to believe there’s hope and I’ve also been thinking a lot about Christmas 2020 and what this year will mean for families and friends around the world.

In many countries, loved ones are apart instead of together and rather than being uplifted and having bright spirits, many will spend the festive season alone with heavy hearts.

I don’t have the words to adequately describe how this saddens me. But, it’s December and I’m a Christian who celebrates Christmas and it does please me to see Santa’s helpers well prepared with face masks and fist bumps or safely sat behind plastic bubbles or panes of glass for fear of spreading the unseen. Christmas (Santa) photos being taken with the appropriate social distancing being employed may not be the same as being able to sit on his knee but at least an alternative, safe, approach is being employed.

Who would have thought it’s a ‘new normal’ to video conference the jolly red man?

Knowing that some of Santa’s helpers are virtually making their presents known (pardon the pun) and bringing a little joy to some children lifts my spirits and makes me feel warm and fuzzy and puts a smile on my face.

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I had a good giggle this morning watching the following.

I hope it puts a smile on your face too.

(Just check out that 5 o’clock shadow 😂 – it’s hilarious.)

I’m always dreaming of a White Christmas and hope to enjoy one eventually.

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May 2021 be a better year for all.

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After being too busy to blog as much as I would have liked to throughout December, and despite having now finished work for the year, I’ll be away from my blog for the next week or so but will be back before 2020 comes to an end.

Where ever you are, whoever you’re with, and whatever you’re doing, warmest wishes for the most wonderful festive season you can have.

Author: Clare

Ever expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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  1. Thank you so much for your great contributions and thoughts. It’s hard for me to feel positive right at the moment – Mike is in hospital and will be there for Christmas Day, I haven’t seen daughter and family in Melbourne for 13 months and the time for 2 sons, families and us in Byron has…..!!! BUT our son Jason and his family are meeting at the hospital tomorrow so that’s pretty special! May your festive season be full of peace and great food!! By the way, I made the truffles!!!!!

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    1. Just when we all thought we’d be together the towel gets thrown into the rink. Sending you and Mike warmest wishes for a great outcome and some joy with Jason and his family. You’ll have to tell me all about the truffles 🙂 Kate has told me I MUST make Chocolate Tim Tam Truffles, so we are going to experiment after boxing day.

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  2. It is truely a year for the books, I am hoping that next year at Thanksgiving and Christmas we will be able to gather with family, This year though, we are keeping it small and safe, our youngest Daughter is here visiting for a few days, and on Christmas we will be going up to my Husband’s Sisters house for the day. it will be just the 5 of us this year, and that is actually fine with us, less noise and stress for my husband.
    Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you for sharing. Although Australia is in a very good place virus wise, we are not spending Xmas with all of our family due to state boarder closures and the exorbitant cost of air fares. Our eldest daughter who live just an hour away will arrive some time today, so it will be just the three of us this year and certainly, there will be no stress here. (We are all looking forward to a family gathering in October next year.) Have a love day and let’s all look forward with hope.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this year and Christmas. We were going to James and Shen’s in Sydney for Christmas. However, we did celebrate Christmas with our other 2 families last Saturday and had a beautiful time. As Rob and Nikki will be away, we are going to have a short holiday at their place which is 200 m from the beach. Looking forward to something different. Wishing Dean yourself and your family (if you are able to catch up) a special time. Coral x

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    1. Have a wonderful time, Coral. We have our eldest daughter coming to stay with us and will be having a virtual party with our other girls. Stay safe – see you in 2021.

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