Doctor Who Wednesdays #51

“Do you know why people get together at Christmas? Because every time they do it might be the last time. Every Christmas is last Christmas.”

— Danny Pink, 

I know, I know, this is a bit of a sad quote for Christmas. But I also think that it’s a beautiful quote and I love the sentiment behind it. Christmas is a time where Family and Friends get together and enjoy each other’s company. Gifts are exchanged, but more importantly, love is exchanged. Whether we tell each other through the year or only once a year, at Christmas we remember to love each other. 

Christmas can also be a time of conflict, as friction often develops when Families come together, but people come together anyways. Because that is what you do on Christmas, you spend time with those you love. Even if those same people you might not always like as much as you could.

Sometimes though families don’t get together at Christmas. Sometimes busy lives get in the way. Sometimes distance. Sometimes the issues seem to big to overcome. But here’s the thing, if every Christmas is last Christmas, that means that some Christmases are also first Christmas. First Christmas without… 

So call that family member you haven’t spoke to in years. Resolve that conflict that’s been going on too long. Sure, you can’t guarantee that the other person will respond positively. But at least you’ll have tried. You’ll have taken the first step. And maybe you won’t have to regret a last Christmas spent apart. Maybe you’ll make a new memory to cherish and remember for years to come.

I’ve experienced Christmases that involve conflict, anger, frustration and tears. But there has also been love. Lots of love. And here’s the thing, the love far outweighs the conflict. And I wouldn’t trade that for anything. 

Merry Christmas,

Megra12

“I’m dreaming tonight, of a place I love
Even more than I usually do
And although I know, it’s a long road back
I promise you.

I’ll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.”

— Walter Kent, Buck Ram, Kim Gannon

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.

Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you’ll hear.

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city.
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas Day.”

— Evans/Livingston

Christmas Craft and Gift Sale

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, today I had a Christmas Craft and Gift Sale with a group of other people (mostly from my church). There were people who sell from catalogue/house party companies such as Epicure, 31 Bags, Stampin’ Up and Steeped Tea (that one would be me). There was a travel agent and a person who sells amazing trays and other art made from re-purposed materials such as wooden pallets. We also had various crafty, handmade items such as Bath sugars, Warm/Cool wheat bags, crocheted items etc.

Though I didn’t sell as much as I could have (or probably would like to have) it was lots of fun. It was the first year we’ve done it (maybe there’ll be a repeat, maybe not) and it was a fun afternoon of socializing and, for me at least, talking about tea which I love to do. I did make a few tea sales and have the potential for a party or two in the next couple months. Lots of fun!

I also bought myself a gift (even though my moneys should be going towards Christmas presents and other stuffs). Remember those trays and artsy items made out of re-purposed pallets? I bought a tray. It is beautiful. I have always loved trays and I’ve always been on the lookout for one that fits the idea I have in my mind. I don’t know if this one is exactly it, but it is pretty close. It is Red and has beautiful Black Handles that look like they may have been taken from an old piece of furniture. I can already picture it sitting on my coffee table (or maybe dinner table) in my future apartment or home. I’ll try to post a picture of it in the next couple of days (either here or on my Facebook page – which you should go like if you haven’t already)

Overall it was a long, but good, day. And I am that much more ready for it to be Christmas!

Keep Smiling!

p.s. If you’re wondering – here is the facebook page for the person/company that made my pallet.