December Challenge Day 14

Another long, busy day. Just like most people around me, I am feeling the pressure that this time if the year brings. It feels like life just gets turned up a notch. There are more things to get done, there is more money to spend, more expectations to fulfil.

This one date……. 25th December, seems to dictate everything. At work (healthcare industry) people want to feel better by Christmas, so that they can best enjoy their time with family and friends. We all want to get the right gift for people, one that says we love and appreciate them. Those of us not so talented in the kitchen, suddenly want to transform into Nigela Lawson to ensure we cook the best, most amazing meal for that one special day.

But really we should just be taking a step back and looking at what we do have.

1. What I have learnt today: You can’t pretend to be someone else. Embrace our differences. Don’t be ashamed of who you are, stand tall, go forth and embellish your point of difference.

2. What I am grateful for: My home. I love that after only 18 months, our house is becoming the meeting place……not only for our extended family but our friends, the kids friends and even our hobby groups. People know our house as a central and welcoming home.

3. Something I want to improve: The sense that I need to defend myself for being me. I want to be proud of who I am, what I have achieved and what I have to offer.


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