Thursday, 11 December 2014

We all know Christmas is pretty great - all that food, presents and general merriment tends to put a permanent smile on our face. However when your Facebook feed is full of amazing presents and friends on exotic holidays, not to mention the prospect of spending a week with your extended family, sometimes we forget to be happy with what we have! 

Jess from the Happy Pink and Floral Girl blog lists her thoughts on why we should be thankful this year. 

Summer is here and this means long hot days soaking up the sun with our friends. Holding bbq’s, pool parties, eating fish n’ chips on beach, surfing, a good game of cricket with the family and of course, getting a tan.

Family is important all year round but at Christmas time, we are brought together. This may mean heaps of cool gifts or just having some great bonding time. It’s about catching up with relatives who live far, playing with our little cousins and possibly enjoying a feast together.

Health and Happiness
Sometimes we forget to be grateful for the simple things in life such as being healthy. The world is full of people suffering from sickness, war, abuse, loss, poverty or even loneliness. In Australia, we’re pretty lucky and so we shouldn’t waste anytime being negative around the holiday season.

Decorations and Accessories
It’s that time of year when it’s ok to wear reindeer antlers, santa hats and ridiculous looking earrings that flash different colours.  You can wear Christmas themed shirts to work and shower the place with tinsel. Go all out with decorations and play your favourite Christmas songs.

Giving is one of the most significant ideas when it comes to Christmas. It’s always awesome when you get that new hair straightener or handbag you wanted but giving a gift to someone else feels even better. When you’re a little kid, you’re much more interested in what Santa has dropped off under the tree that year. As you get older, you realise that going shopping and picking out thoughtful gifts for loved ones, can be just as rewarding, if not more.


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