Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Past

      As I sit here creating gifts for family and friends, my mind wanders to Christmas's past and I am again filled with the spirit and golden glow of the season. Memories of how it used to be waft around me. The sights of the shops decked out in tinsel, the Salvation Army singing carols outside Woolworths, people scurrying this way and that loaded up with parcels. The Nativity on display outside the church on the main road home, reminding us of the reason for the season, and everywhere you looked Christmas trees peeped through partially closed curtains, merrily winking in the darkness.
    And then the aromas. Mince pies and sausage rolls, my mother making Christmas Cake and Plum Pudding. Sage and onion stuffing, bacon-wrapped sausages, turkey, roast potatoes and parsnips, brussell sprouts and carrots, giblet gravy. MMMMMMMMMmmmmm.
         But there is another side, a side I have been aware of from a very young age. The side of the holidays that some of us don't tend to think about. The elderly, the infirm, the homeless, and all those less fortunate than ourselves. I have always felt for those people and have given when I could, even if it was only a smile from my heart to let them know somebody noticed them. My wish this year is for recognition, food, warmth, and help for those less fortunate than myself. Now that would be the best Christmas present of all. 
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Take care all!
aka Lesley

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1 comment:

  1. enjoyable to read and informative too...thank you