Thoughts about Christmas

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.

 Bob Hope

Hey, Lovelies!

I bookended my day morning and night yesterday with sitting on our front steps.

Ben and I sat together in the dark after my work day ended – late, late at night – right where I’d been sitting so early that morning. We sat pressed up against each other, taking comfort in the closeness, watching possums eating the flowers off a nearby tree, and wondering if it might rain.

‘It’s only a month or so to Christmas,’ Ben said quietly. ‘Doesn’t seem like it, does it?’

I agreed. It has been a difficult year in so many ways, and now, more than ever, we both feel the empty chairs that will be around our table. It’s not feeling Christmassy. It’s just feeling… strange.

‘What do you want to do this year?’ he asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’

I knew it in my heart already, and it came tumbling out of my mouth. ‘I just want to be home, alone, with you and the puppies. I don’t need a tree, or presents, or anything fancy. I just want a quiet day. Phone calls with our loved ones. Apart from that? Unplugged in every way. Some yummy homemade food that gives us left-overs for Boxing Day. Mangoes. A Christmas book. Some good music. Afternoon nap. Cuddles. A swim if it’s hot, or a soak in a hot bath if it’s cold.’

‘Sounds perfect,’ he said.

‘Yep,’ I agreed, ‘sounds like heaven!’

So, that’s what we’ll do. We’ll do what fills us up. We’ll keep it simple. Slow. Real.

How about you?

Love, Santa Snacks and Reindeer Carrots, Nicole xx

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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3 thoughts on “Thoughts about Christmas

  1. Huz has a Christmas Day Birthday and mine is a few days later and through our whole lives our Birthdays have always been overshadowed by everyone else’s Christmases….but not this year when 99% of us will focus on who really matters….not what really matters. The little things we have always taken for granted have now become the most important things in our lives and I hope when Christmas 2021 comes around we have not forgotten Christmas 2020. Maybe Christmas 2020 is the Christmas we were meant to have.

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