Hello! Welcome to my blog if you're new and welcome back if you're returning! I have decided that I am going to do 'Blogmas' this year where I will be posting every day from the 1st of December until the 24th of December, so come back every day for a new post!
Every Christmas its very likely that you will make some sort of a Christmas wish list to indicate what you want to receive that Christmas. Dont lie, we all do it! I wanted to publically display my Christmas wish list this year as a way of showing people that Christmas isnt just about the gifts we receive, but the love that we share and the things that we may take for granted.
The first thing on my Christmas wish list is happiness for all of my friends and family. Its been a very tough year for many people this year with hurdles to jump and bridges to cross that all people deserve so much happiness. Although this is not something you can grant in a gift, it is something you can help with. Just little acts of kindness can do the world of good, for you and them- be kind this Christmas and always!
This year has been a year of great joy for the LGBTQ+ community with Australia voting 'yes' to equal marriage rights and many other things, but it has been a year full of homophobic slurs and general homophobia which is so sad. The amount of posts I have seen over social media about people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community being beat up for who they are, who they love, for which they have absolutely no choice over is absolutely disgraceful. I wish that 2018 is full of love and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community, that everyone has a safe place to call home and that homophobes become more accepting.
Going to a big city and seeing people lying in doorways with big coats and hats on in old looking sleeping bags has to be the most heart breaking thing. Think of those people when you're in your house at Christmas under a blanket by a warm fire. I wish that these people had a home to go to and money to afford what they need in life. I hope they have somewhere to go and keep warm, and at the very least, I hope someone says Merry Christmas too them.
Health is something we barely have any control over, we can try to prevent things like a common cold ect, but there are some things we have little to no control over. I wish all my family and friends good health for years and years to come. There really is nothing worse than seeing someone you love suffering with an illness and not being able to do anything about it. Being in pain is the worst, but seeing someone you love in pain is even worse.
This year seems to have been filled with hate, with all the attacks, but love always seems to fight back after. I hope everyone feels loved and accepted despite your race, gender, religion, sexuality and likes and dislikes. We are all human, nobody is the same, we are all unique, but nobody is perfect and nobody has the right to make another person feel like they are any less than someone else. As Lucy Spraggan put it: 'We're all created equal, we're all naked when we're born.'
This was a much different post to what you were expecting I assume but I hope it has inspired you to think about Christmas in a very different way- about the love you share, not the presents you receive. I hope you have a lovely Christmas, I wish you happiness, love, health, financial stability and acceptance always.