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Making sure we enjoy Christmas


The simplest and biggest message for families this Christmas is to do whatever it takes  to make the experience as enjoyable for everyone as possible.

Christmas, regardless of all the wonderful messages of good will, merriment and celebration, can be stressful, especially the many who use the occasion to try to please and sometimes appease family members and friends.

We should acknowledge a need to lose or at least reduce our stress levels during Christmas and make an effort, if circumstances allow, to simply have a good time.

Some of us are guilty of trying so hard to create a special occasion for our loved ones that we become tired and grumpy and unwittingly turn something that should be fun into an inconvenience.

While Christmas, with all its trimmings of organisation, family commitments, travelling, food and gift-giving can be hard work, it should never be a chore.

It is not always easy, but we urge everyone to make a conscious effort to create an environment where there are opportunities for plenty of laughter and smiles.


Some will have the best Christmas experiences by adopting a simple, relaxed attitude to the occasion, pat the dog and put their feet up.

Others will have their best Christmas sharing gifts or food across a table, or in some circumstances, even lending a hand to do the dishes.

A time of quiet reflection and spirituality consolidation or healing will be the ideal Christmas for many, and of course Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without excited children.


  • Get the full story in the December 23, 2014 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.

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