December 2015: Editor’s Note.

Dear followers,

The days might be long and dark but the positive energy of Christmas is growing stronger as we get closer to the 25th. There is something about Christmas that sparks a light inside of us. It’s a time to celebrate family, love and kindness. The commercialism of Christmas often overwhelms us, we get caught up in Christmas rush, stressing about buying the best presents, organising who will visit who on what day and worrying if we have enough food to feed the family.

The true meaning of Christmas is different for every individual, but to me, Christmas is a time to indulge, relax, be around the people I love and reflect on the year that has passed. Christmas is a special time of year, a time to live in the moment and count your blessings. Gifts are a great way to show your appreciation but Christmas is not a competition to see how many gadgets you can fit inside a stocking or a chance to share pictures on social media of your big pile of presents, Christmas is so much more than that.

Why not create some space in your life this Christmas for gratitude? It’s easy to get caught up in the expectations of what Christmas should be, however, it can be a lonely and emotional time for many people. Think about your elderly neighbour eating their Christmas dinner alone or the millions of homeless people who won’t experience the joy of Christmas this year. When we think of those less fortunate than ourselves, we start to appreciate everything we already have, which is a crucial part of the journey to happiness.

The new year is round the corner and the long list of resolutions will soon be created. Instead of making the same resolution that you make every year – to lose weight, quit smoking or join a gym, why not add a simple, yet achievable one to the list, ‘be more grateful.’ Focus on everything good in your life and be happy. Take life one day at a time and truly love every moment.

Thank you for following us and supporting our message to inspire others with our positive message.

Zest For Life wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Live For Today




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