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Life could be a jumbled mess, even at Christmas but smile, be happy because great things are afoot. That is if you believe it.
Last year Christmas, I was in the hospital. It was like a prison because for the first time in my life; I wasn’t with my family at Christmas. Two months before my admission, I’d had surgery, and for whatever reasons, my body reacted badly to the anaesthesia, and my right knee, ankle and hips bore the full brunt of the invasion. My knee was angry, red, bloated and painful. It was as if it had a life of its own, so morphine, tramadol, and cocodamol became my best pal.
I’d been on the waiting list for over a year now to rectify the anomaly in my joints, but our dear old NHS is also going through a tangled mess of its own, so I have to wait it out, in pain. A few days ago, my joints seemed to have had enough, and I had to seek medical help. It’s especially angrier at winter, so it’s like a vicious circle. So why am I writing this? In spite of my health challenges, I love celebrating Christmas because it’s about Jesus Christ, not Santa or the frenzy buying of gifts. There’s nothing bad in gifts, I’ve bought mine and it’s all wrapped up but it’s more than that. I believe Jesus is the son of God, and Christmas is a time to continue to spread the love of Christ and joy in our world. Although I must confess that as a Christian, it saddens me to see Santa glorified to gargantuan proportion, but hey, that’s life.
Life’s a mess sometimes, and I am using this article to reach out to anyone who’s faced or is still facing disease, disappointments, breakdowns of relationships at Christmas and this holiday season. Live strong, and it would pass. People will always piss you off, your expectations may fall short, and the gaiety of this season may appear fake, but life is truly rich and beautiful. We should always have hope irrespective of our circumstances, that things will always get better. If you’re a Christian, that hope is in Jesus Christ, If you’re of another faith, have this hope that things will get better by channelling your energies to positive things, do good to others and believe great things will come your way.
Smile with confidence, like the boy in the picture because things will work out in ways you’d never imagined.
Merry Christmas my friends, wherever you are in the world and have a fantastic New Year!
2019 is merely days away! Wow!!
Merry Christmas Seyi. Awesome article as always. I hope you’ll enjoy this holiday season.
I will Christy. Merry Christmas to you too. See you next year!!🙏😀❤️
Enjoy your day and have a wonderful New Year! 🙂
Thanks! Same to you! 😀
Merry Christmas and blessing to you for seeing the good in all you go through. Without Jesus in our lives the world would seem a hurtful place. Recover quickly!
Thanks for your kindness. I am recovering and grateful to God for another year. May the peace of Christ permeate your holiday.
Much love to you my friend.😀🙏
🙂 Season’s Greetings, Seyi!
Same to you Reynard! Have a nice holiday!😀
🙂 Thank you, Seyi!
Thanks! Same to you.😀
Your messages are alway inspiring! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. In just a few days, it’ll be King Cake season and Mardis Gras is just around the corner!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!!
Thanks my friend. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I love Mardis Gras! Have fun and enjoy the rest of your holidays.🙏😀
Merry Christmas Seyi 🙂 ❤
Merry Christmas Ralph.😀🥰🙏
Wishing you a very merry Christmas!
Thanks Cristina. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.😀🙏
Happy and HEALTHY New Year.
Prayers for complete health. Blessings to a very fine and caring person.
Can relate to some degree…knee fracture x2. First 10 months no surgery. 2nd fracture surgery. No picnic but after 2 years seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Prayer, a postive attitude, and faith got me through.
BLESSINGS to YOU always.
Merry Christmas and a blissful Happy New Year Bonny. Thanks for your kindness and prayers, you have a kind soul.
I’m glad your knee is better and life’s great, I’ll continue to imbibe some of that faith and positive attitude; it’s kept me thus far.
I’m so grateful for your visit. Enjoy the rest of this glorious season.🙏❤️😀
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas my friend! Have a lovely New Year!! 😀🙏
We always see things just a little differently, but always essentially the same. For me, Christmas has never been a religious holiday. And, Santa Claus is just a symbol for keeping things cheery and warm. Christmas has always been the ORIGINAL, international day of thanksgiving. No, more of a SEASON of thanksgiving. A season for joyous gatherings of family and friends, for celebrating our love of one another. It DID/HAS become ever/over commercialized, but we have the power of keeping it simple, and keeping it real.
Who loves ya, kid? Yer Uncle Rave loves ya! — YUR
Thanks Uncle Rave!😀 I love your view of Christmas. It’s a time of love, friendship and joy. I hope 2019 will herald peace and relative calm in world. Happy holidays.🙏☺️
Merry Christmas, Seyi. 🙂 And a Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas Adam, have a Glorious New Year!😀🙏