Christmas 2013 – 23 December 2013

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“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope.

Joyeux Noel! Its the time of the year again when everything slows down. A much needed breather after a year of chasing up deadlines and such. It has been a rather eventful 2013 for both my personal and work life. Plentitude of lessons and experiences that I guess most of us in our twenties would have to go through. I quote, a line from Coldplay’s The Scientist, “No body said it was easy, no one ever said it would be so hard,” and from what I have learnt, it isn’t about to get any better, but take heart that all we face will only benefit us, shaping us, and forcing us to grow. And there is much to be thankful about in regards to that.

And on the eve of the eve of Christmas, amidst your last minute gift shopping/feast preparing madness. It would be wise to take a step back, pause for a moment, and think about all the beauty that has surrounded you the past year. Things to be thankful about, and also important, things we should be letting go off.

Its one last week til 2014, anything can happen. But before that, let’s close the chapter off well.

T.

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