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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Because For Some People, Christmas Sucks.

There I said it. And I think it needed to be said.
I'm not trying to put a dampener on your Christmas spirit, or be all 'bah humbug' over here, but, I think it's important to think about how others might be feeling at this time of year too.
It's natural that at Christmas we think of those we've lost, those we never had, and those we can't quite seem to turn ourselves into and d'you know what? 
It's hard. 
Its So.Damn.Hard for some to get through this time of year. Sure it's great to be festive and surrounded by those you love but some people don't have the luxury of that, some don't even have a bed to sleep in at night.
I guess I just wanted to say, that it's awesome to feel so thankful of those people that we do have in our lives, or that living situation that we're so comfortable in, or that job that we're totally bossing even if we're only pretending to know what we're doing.. but...it would also be awesome if you know of anyone that's struggling right now and you give them a call, drop round and see them, or invite them over for an hour or two.. you never know how much a small act of kindness can effect somebody's outlook on life. 
If you're one of those who's finding it hard right now, perhaps you can't see a way out? I'm here to tell you that you're gonna make it through. There's always people around even if you feel like there's no-one and you've got it in you to turn this around. If you wanna chat, there will be people to listen (like me!) and if you don't feel like there is, then give the Samaritans a call on 08457 90 90 90. Making that call can be the first step to acknowledging whatever is troubling you and it could make the next few days, weeks, who knows.. even years, that little bit easier.

Be brave.
You've totally got this.

x
 
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  1. This is the most perfect Christmas post I have read this year!! I agree with every single word, Christmas can be so hard for some people, and it isn't like it is just one day - it drags on for a whole bloody month! If you're writing this from your own experience than I hope you're okay lovely, and Merry Christmas!

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  2. This is such an important thing to remember at Christmas, whether it's spending some time volunteering at a homeless shelter, or donating to money to those less fortunate, or even talking to someone whose been struggling recently. I was having coffee with my nan the other day and a little old lady was in the coffee shop by herself so I went up and asked if she needed help and queued up to get her drink for her and she sat with us and had a chat. Even though this is something small I'd like to think it made me her day a bit better having someone to chat to.

    Emma x
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