The year 2020 has been tough. People around the world will celebrate Christmas filled with new hopes and dreams, and for the first time in a while, it will give us new strength to build our goals and calm us down from all the fears that have taken over our lives.
If we could only smile, just think of all the happiness it will bring into our lives.
Let us not forget too, the people who were with us on this journey.
It has been a long and challenging one year.
To all my followers, I genuinely thank you for your support.
Ninagracia.com made it through its first year.
Let’s get into the spirit of Christmas and celebrate.
A special acknowledgment to Nathan May for creating this video clip.
From all of us, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Every year on April 25, we observe ANZAC Day as a national day to honour the members of the Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served and died in the first world war.
It is time to reflect and remember the harsh reality of war and the lives that were destroyed and lost serving our country.
And, what does it mean for someone if you happened to have your birthday on April 25?
“Every year on my birthday, I have that kind of feeling that makes me feel lucky and proud that I was born on an extraordinary day.
I also feel that today, alongside with the men and women who served and died for our country, we should also honour everyone working in the front line fighting a different battle during this challenging time in our country in order to keep us all safe from the horror that COVID-19 has brought us.”
To a young and beautiful lady, you are loved and cherished, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The Christmas carols we hear, the colourful decorations on the shops, the gifts, foods, and Christmas trees, mean only one thing: Christmas has arrived once again.
Christmas is the best time of the year to reach out to families and friends and let them know that we always think of them. No matter how far or near we are, a simple “thank you” could bring happiness into each other’s lives.
“Get Creative With Me”. This is an invitation from my Facebook Page to join me in celebrating Christmas by posting your original poetry or letter to friends and families, or to someone you love.
Here’s one from Nathan: A thank you message…
Thank you for making me special-the things you do, the words you say, and the love you gave me.
Thank you for making allowances when I did not show my better side.
Thank you for showing me you care.
Thank you for your patience and the comfort of knowing you will always be there for me.
Thank you for putting everything down to be with me.
Thank you for letting me be ME.
Thank you for taking the time to prepare a lovely dinner for me.
Thank you for believing in my dreams.
I appreciate you so much for being truthful.
Your laughter is so contagious. Thank you for showing me that life can be fun too.
Thank you for going to the dance with me and tried not to laugh at me when I struggle with my steps.
But most of all . . .
Thank you for loving me. I’m so grateful I have you in my life.
We all get reminded that Christmas is just around the corner. There are galore of colourful Christmas decorations in the shopping centres. We hear carols on the radio, which prompt us to sing along occasionally with those old favourite Christmas songs. The television has non-stop advertisements of gifts for the young and the old, and there are countless recipes for the coming festivity. Let us not forget too, that there are numerous requests for a charitable donation.
As soon as December slides in, we feel the change in the air, somewhat cooler in some countries, and warmer in other countries. Just like the weather, people change too when Christmas is near. We feel obligated, or nevertheless, encouraged to be good and kind to others, and most of all, to give to those who are in need. In other words, be generous.
So, why wait for December to be good and kind to other people. It looks like that this is the only time of the year where we can fit kindness and generosity into that small gap in our lives for those who need help the most. What about the other eleven months of the year? What do we do with those?
A few days ago, I invited everyone on my Facebook page to join me and celebrate Christmas by sending in Christmas poetry or letters. Dedicate your original creation and extend good wishes and that special feeling to family and friends, or to someone you love.
So, let me start this first. I wrote my poem many years ago, and I want to share this with you.
To all the victims of the bush fire across Australia, let’s give each other a gift of hope.
Christmas brings a special feeling that bonds friends and family to a heartstrings.
Our good wishes that is warm and true bring days of happiness and take away the blues.
Together we’ll make a wish for the coming year in the hope that God would bless us all.
We’ll be friends and truthful to ourselves and give each other the time we deserve.
We give each other a gift of hope when times are tough, and it’s a comfort to know that you would always be there to bring happiness into our lives. To a beautiful, kind and loving sister, we cherish everything about you. Your beautiful smile always saves the day. You filled all the empty spaces in our lives, and on this special day in your life, wear that great big smile on your face, because we’re here to tell you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY sister!