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Happy New Year

I’m not going to write something really long and elaborate today, I think there are enough people writing meaningful New Year messages and I am just one tiny voice in the massive crowd that is the internet.

But at this time of year I think it is important to look back on the past year and everything that has happened. To be grateful for all the wonderful things that have happened in our personal lives and in the world as a whole. And to reflect on the not-so-good things, and think about what we as individuals and as the human race can do to improve the societies, living conditions and political world that we are carrying forward into this new year.

I wish you all a wonderful New Year. I hope that in 2017 you will be happy, peaceful, healthy, and surrounded by love. But even if you get all of these things, I hope that we all remember to spare a thought for the people who are ill, lonely, threatened, and don’t have the luxuries and privileges which I know I often take for granted. I don’t have New Years Resolutions as such this year, but I do hope and intend to do good in whatever ways I can, and I hope you will join me on this.

Much love 🙂


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Christmas Must Be More

Christmas must be more they say,
Than December the 1st ’till Boxing Day.
It’s not just a time for busy lives to pause,
It’s not about chocolate behind cardboard doors.
It’s not about cards, or films or TV,
Not about mince pies, or wine or turkey.
Or waiting for snow when we only get sleet,
Or lights which appear to line every street.
It’s about a star shining high in the sky,
And a baby boy who was born to die.
The love of a father who gave his son,
So think of that while having your fun.
‘That’s it, it must be, it’s Jesus!’ I said,
But people just sigh and shake their head.
They don’t believe, and I guess that’s OK,
But what does that mean for Christmas Day?
For if not about Jesus, if you are not sure,
Then Christmas must still be something more,
Than presents and boxes piled under the tree,
And wondering what people are giving to me.
So maybe it’s peace, this mystery key,
And love and goodwill for the whole world to see.
But if this is so, then please won’t you tell,
Why it only applies to one month out of twelve.
We should love all year round, have peace in our hearts,
Not wait until Advent before it can start.
So this Christmas I hope you have plenty of cheer,
But I more wish you peace, way past the New Year.

Yeah, that’s right, I tried writing poetry. I know this isn’t a proper poem (I would never dare show this to my boyfriend who is a rather cynical writer/poet), but I hope you enjoyed it none the less. This was inspired by the song Christmas Must Be Something More by Taylor swift.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a peaceful life.