Christmas merriment is around the corner and there’s still time left to make it a grand one! But, oh, just what, gives this festive time such unique character and brings out the spirit of good cheer in you?
For some, it’s the enjoyment of anticipating the big day – the sight of carol singers on the bustling streets or homes bedecked with holly, ivy and mistletoe – which magically whisks us back to more carefree times and arouses nostalgic feelings from within, that seem to otherwise lay dormant though the rest of the year, peaking into our consciousness when familiar scenes are replayed back. Perhaps its the marking of the passage of the seasons – a solitary garden robin perched on a fence, braving the cold and watching for worms or berries, or richly laden illuminations from rows of dazzling shop Christmas lights and displays; or when the world seems to stop by unspoken and unanimous agreement so that family, friends and loved ones can feast, pull crackers and exchange gifts together.
Or, merely, it’s the time-honoured season to unwind, finally letting your hair down and going wild a bit after a long year’s worth of work. Regardless of successes or failures, it’s a chance to share camaraderie with work companions and to reflect on shared experiences and wisdom you’ve attained along the way. And, finally, it’s an opportunity to pause for personal reassurance and to humbly recognise, amid the Wurlitzer of excesses and the splashes of glitz and colour, that although things may not appear that much different from last year, we ourselves have changed. We have proven ourselves resourceful and adaptable enough to have managed through perhaps the toughest moments, braving life’s tumultuous and clouded waters, and followed our own unique path; moreover, it’s this certainty by itself, we should be profoundly and especially grateful for.
You may have proven something even more spectacular this year than you could have imagined – that it’s not just about surviving, it’s about living…
Merry Christmas for 2016 from all of us at The Ten Minute Massage Company.