Guest Post: Being Thankful at Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve and time for a second Christmassy guest post! (The more observant among you will have noticed I’m giving myself a couple of weeks off over the festive period!) Today’s post is written by my blogging pal Sarah from Imagine Dream Write. I discovered Sarah’s blog after meeting her at a blogger meet up in Birmingham, and as it’s one of my faves I was dead pleased when she offered to write a guest post for Good Girl Gone Brum! So prepare to warm your cockles with Sarah’s festive post, and I hope you all have a very merry Christmas! 

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As a child, nothing filled me with more excitement than the thrilling anticipation of Father Christmas’ arrival on Christmas Day. The idea that a magical being could venture around the world in one night, unseen and unheard, delivering presents to children with the help of his reindeers made the whole experience of Christmas so enchanting, as though nothing was impossible.

Spending time with Loved Ones

There is nothing more wonderful than being surrounded by the people that you love, and who make you happy. Family, friends, partners, pets- Christmas is the perfect time to be with people you care about and who remind you why you are so lucky to have them in your life.

Relaxing

As I have grown up and now have a full time job, I have learnt that time off to relax and recover from the pace of life is so precious and should be embraced. Of course Christmas can bring on a sense of stress and panic in some, but it is the time to reward yourself for everything, no matter how big or small, that you have achieved in the year, sit back after a veritable Christmas feast and give yourself the break you deserve.

Food

Christmas is the best excuse to be extravagant with food and cook a feast that you can guarantee will be delicious and appreciated by all, albeit if we are eating the leftovers on Boxing Day.

Carols

Whilst I am not religious, there is something about Christmas carols that are hauntingly mystical. The slow pace, the high notes, the sense of unity when they are sung together, Christmas carols above all else give me that warm, content Christmas feeling that leaves me feeling so happy.

Films

This sense of happiness, unity and love is perpetuated in Christmas films that I, and I’m sure many others, cannot resist to watch as soon as I turn over my calendar to December 1st. My personal favourites are Home Alone 2, Elf and Love Actually.

What are you thankful for this Christmas?

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