Hello! This is only a short post, but I wanted to check in and wish you guys a very, very Merry Christmas. Here’s me and my gorgeous, wonderful, super-intelligent (and a bit of a pop star) sister this morning – we thought we’d dress up this morning, to make up for the inevitable pyjama time after dinner!
You’ve got no idea how amazing a year you’ve all given me with your support of the blog – and in the spirit of Christmas, I wanted to thank you all for it. You’re awesome.
I also wanted to make sure there’s nobody out there feeling guilty for overindulging today, or for making the most of the festive season. Don’t do that. As I said at Thanksgiving, you deserve to be happy, and to enjoy your life – so make sure that’s on the agenda today.
Bask in today, and make sure you take a moment to enjoy what’s good in your life. For me, that’s time spent with the family – my gorgeous Mum (and her amazing cooking), my lovely sister (and her incredible talents) and my incredible Dad (and his encyclopedic knowledge of and passion for… Well, everything!)
I know I’m one of the luckiest people in that I’ve got everything around me I could possibly need – and I’m not talking about presents – but I think it’s important to take a moment to think about people who aren’t so fortunate today. It’d be disrespectful not to appreciate every single part of what you’ve got, knowing that it’s a luxury that other people don’t necessarily have.
Health, wealth, family, even just that warm fuzzy feeling when you hear your favourite Christmas song, or a bizarre seasonal crush on Michael Buble (I know – I can’t help it) – whatever it is that’s given you happiness this Christmas… Make sure you take a second to really, properly appreciate it. Life is short, but it’s also sweet – so make the best of every moment.
2013′s going to be a great year – and I’ve eaten so much and had so many hangovers already that I almost can’t wait to get started – but today… Enjoy. And let me know what you’re grateful for this year!