It’s at this time of the year that I get to put my thoughts together. How I see the year up to this point and reflect.
There is so much to think about when it comes to Christmas, the build-up to this time of year is incredibly stressful. I liken it to going on holiday because that’s how it feels. We’re exited to go, look forward to spending time with family, but a couple of days into the holiday and we’re still trying to wind down from a busy year and feeling stressed in the process.
The sad reality is that many of us will experience these feelings, but either won’t recognise or admit it’s true and will continue to make how we feel about others. The pressure is also on for us to at least think about changes coming up to the New Year. Where we unconsciously tell ourselves things will be different coming into the New Year, but the reality of course is that unless we change the way we see others, nothing will change.
That what we’re not happy with, comes from us. We can’t pass the buck thinking that when others change, our lives will fall into place. Experiences change us if we emotionally allow for that change, but individually we must want to change. Sadly, not everyone will grow or change, but they’ll still expect others to conform.
I can’t wrap my blog up without turning my attentions to those less fortunate. We must spare a thought for those who have little to no family to spend their Christmas with, or those homeless this Christmas. We must also think about those who don’t get to spend or see Christmas through our eyes, particularly for those who get to deal with a disability.
I still continue to see how in 2017 there is still little acceptance of disability and those who are mentally challenged, but that’s for others to find an acceptance on us. Sadly, others will forget and continue to judge on how they see us, rather than how we may present. On our part we’re just looking to fit in.
We need others to accept how we are, period. If I had a magic wand, I’d make people understand that which they should already know. However disabled we are, don’t make our disability about us as if we’re at fault. Instead choose to understand how we present and help us.
In the meantime, I shall continue to try to make things better through my blog. You’ll all be in my thoughts this Christmas.