The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

My Wish This Christmas

If I had the time, I would probably be following and commenting on at least 1000 blogs. There is so much talent out there. And there is so much pain. I look at myself and my life and I realise that I have so much to be thankful for. There are people out there dealing with diseases that, even I, with a pharmaceutical background, have hardly heard of; there are souls out there who are lost, searching for answers that never come; there are children who do not even have water and basic medicines, let alone a gift under a Christmas tree …
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It makes me feel pathetic sometimes how we gripe and complain when, really, we have such an abundance of everything. If I could have a wish this Christmas, I would wish to touch one person in a very special way; to make one person smile. It would just be a drop in the ocean; a grain of sand on all the beaches and deserts in the world. But it would be a start. I am sure that we come across these blogs every day. Maybe each of us should take the time to stop, read and leave a word of encouragement or of hope.  Flowers and decorations 017
And if that sounds like a very impersonal thing to do, then I suggest we all take a good look around us. I am sure that there are people in our own community who need help of some sort – and not just at Christmas, but the whole year through.
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Now, for a big ‘Thank you” to Angela at Reflections for the pretty gift I received in the mail  last week. All the cute items were hand-made by Angela (who is originally from Canada but moved to Malta earlier this year). You may read about her adventures on this little island here.
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With that I would like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and if I am not around regularly this week, please rest assured that I will be back after the baking, the office parties and the gift wrapping is over. Although, in truth, that is not what Christmas is all about and if any of you would like to find out how I really feel about Christmas, I invite you to read this article that I had written a few years ago.

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful thoughts full of compassion. Thank you for this beautiful post which makes me think of all the people around the world who need our warm word, warm touch, warm thought. Very Merry Christmas! :-)

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  2. The Reason for The Season.... your post says it all.
    I wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with all that your heart desires.
    Sue.

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  3. Beautiful post Loree..wonderfully inspiring and meaningful! powerful words...shine on!
    Kiki~

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  4. What a lovely compassionate Christmas wish.

    I've tagged you in a post on my blog - don't feel obliged to play along if you don't want to. I just thought it'd be a fun way to know you better

    x x

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  5. A wonderful post.

    Merry Christmas and may all your wishes come true.

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  6. Beautiful thoughts, Loree! Wishing you and your family a great holiday!

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  7. These are Christmas time feelings !

    My snow pictures maybe nice, but I tell you it is a real mess here ! You are just locked in your house ! I got stuck in the snow and two women pushed me out ! I would never had left the house but I needed badly some food !
    There are thousands of people stuck at the airport. It's really terrible !

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  8. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! And enjoy your time off from work too- I know I will :o)

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  9. A beautiful text and a very beautiful thought !Christmas is a time for sharing, think of others at christmas is a minimum because those who are needy are present all year round !
    I wish you a merry christmas to you dear Loree !!

    Bye :))

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  10. you do touch people with your writing, loree - i appreciate your words and agree with your thoughts and how we can all reach out to one another through this blogging world and beyond. i look forward to reading your article- and in the mean time, would like to wish you a wonderful holidaysand sending many blessings to you and yours for a peaceful, prosperous and joy-filled New Year.

    ♡amanda

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  11. It is a very nice post Loree. A very merry Christmas to you...

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  12. A beautiful, beautiful post. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Loree.

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