Christmas Cheer

Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping

See the reflection in the Christmas ball does it tell the truth does it open up and show us all? The presents around the tree are they really exactly what you see?

Is everyone as happy as they appear, are we all relaxed and full of good cheer. Did the food all get to the table without a hitch did everyone get on all day with out thinking someone is a bitch.

Are grannie’s jumpers really brill? Did your sister’s mince pies make you ill. Do you really need another drink , hey , no don’t just chuck those glasses in the sink!

If you are not happy, don’t tell me today  because Christmas is supposed to be special and so all has to swept up tidy and hidden away.

The drunk can still beat his wife and uncle nobby  can rob a young child of their peaceful life. Nothing changes nothing ends, peace and quiet does not descend. The poor are still poor and hungry the irritable are still  brutally  angry sadly all the bad things do not go away just because it’s Christmas Day.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cat Forsley
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 21:12:23

    I am alll about the GOOD CHEER WILLOW my sweet xo
    🙂 🙂 🙂 Dec 1 – Tomorrow 😉 bring on a beautifullllll season
    and day to day Kindness to everyone 🙂 xo
    Love xo C

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 30, 2012 @ 21:17:27

      I love it all to Cat but we must remember there is a darker side and Christmas can be a terrible time because everyone pretends it is so special . I have tried to take an honest look at what can be an a sad and lonely time…sorry I don’t mean to be a downer.

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      • Cat Forsley
        Nov 30, 2012 @ 21:34:14

        No i totally agree xx i know as much as it is as HAPPY time ….it is a sad time –
        i dislike the consumerism —-
        and i know that soooooooooo many are lonely and it is the highest time of depression …..
        i just think Globally all the time – in my mind
        and i think we can be Christmas at all times – You know what i mean ? …….
        The spirit of goodwill to alllllllllllllllll every single day …………..

        I am Going to have dinner now –
        but leaving you one of my FAVE Christmas lessons from Charlie BROWN 🙂 XX
        See You soon xo
        Much Love – every single day xx

        XxX

      • willowdot21
        Nov 30, 2012 @ 22:38:29

        I knew you would understand, Cat I think we have a lot in common. I have often found Christmas difficult even when the children were small what was expected was not always reality. Even now I feel a stress and pressure more so at Christmas. I have been known to drop half a stone in December!! Have a good evening hun! xx

      • Cat Forsley
        Dec 01, 2012 @ 07:40:27

        Hiya My sweet – it’s one of those wake up in the middle of nights – NIGHt ………..
        u know how you get woken up by a dream so real and then you can’t get back to sleep ………. it’s 3:35 am ……. Yikes ….
        You know what 🙂
        Through writing and friendship – i’ll help as much as i can ………. i make gifts ….. that’s how i keep my head out of the consumerism ……
        Gonna be here for you 🙂 alllllllllllll through the season ……………. just breathe and rest as much as you can – and know you are LOVED and LOVE XO
        C

      • willowdot21
        Dec 01, 2012 @ 08:29:52

        Hi Cat I do know those types of dreams I often have them. It is 9.30am here and you’ve caught me on my way out of the door on my way to pbysio class for my back. The frost is thick everywhere burrrrrr. Have you any hot milk or tea Calomile tea is good to rest the brain. Got to dash will talk soon. Its good to know you are there. 🙂 xxxxx

      • Cat Forsley
        Dec 01, 2012 @ 08:42:31

        ALWAYS XOXOXOXOXOXXO
        it’s all good my sweet xo
        🙂
        take good care and chat soon xo
        lots of love xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. mountainmae
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 23:05:22

    Over the years I have heard many after the holiday stories, some were touching but most were uncomfortable. One of my co-workers would ask if there was any blood on the rug when you left- and then congratulate you for having survived. I try to stay flexible and go with the flow, i also sing a lot to myself.

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  3. greatpoetrymhf
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 23:21:36

    Reblogged this on Greatpoetrymhf’s Weblog and commented:
    The honesty of this writer encourages me to speak my truth. She not only walks the walk, she talks the talk of the encourager I thank her for her gifts and am delighted to learn from her. BRAVO sweet WILLOW

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  4. greatpoetrymhf
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 23:22:50

    Your honesty is a guidepost for me……love it and reblogged with a couple of kudos Blessings to you and yours

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 01, 2012 @ 11:36:31

      Thank you I hope someone will read it and either help someone in need, or if they are in anyway unhappy or whatever that they will see Christmas is no more magic than the next day and take heart that they are not alone. Thank you for reblogging xxxx

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  5. lenwilliamscarver
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 09:11:37

    A reality check for sure.

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 01, 2012 @ 11:33:26

      Yes it is a sad time often for the poor, the lonely, the abused, the unhappy, the depressed and the ill they see all this “picture perfect” Christmas on the TV and at the shops and it makes their seem situation worse. I have had some awful Christmases but I do not mean to put a downer on things! I shall be as busy as the next this year. God bless you and be happy.

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  6. Will of Heart
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 13:31:33

    Christmas for me is special because that is the only time me and my family gather together, but I agree with you on this post the season can never be change the hidden truth , the cancer of our society, I don’t wanna be a downer either but it is the saddest part behind the glitters and sparkles from this season….

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  7. Androgoth
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 22:15:47

    Hey I hope that your stockings are on the wall
    and that you are getting ready for the fat man
    with the large sack of pressies calling by for a
    mince pie and a large glass of milk 🙂

    Just make sure that you are very naughty, I mean
    make sure that you are very good or else you won’t
    get any… And noooo pressies either 😉 lol

    Have a lovely rest of weekend willowdot 🙂

    Andro xxx

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 02, 2012 @ 11:08:46

      I hope you are ready too my good friend I bet even with all your “naughtiness” The Vampire Santa will have lots of surprises for you ..no rest here today the mother in law is visiting 😉 so it is all hands on deck! Have fun my good friend and thank you for saying hi !! xxxxxx 🙂

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  8. zendictive
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 15:34:15

    happy holidays (*_*)

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  9. eof737
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 20:17:10

    Sadly, they don’t go away… but for a short moment, people can join in the cheer and try to forget.

    Reply

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