It seems meant to be that I write the last reflection post for this series because, like last year, this week’s guest couldn’t make it.
Christmas lends itself to reflection. It’s the last Wednesday of the year, most of us are surrounded by family and a new year looms so we often find ourselves looking back on the year that has been and plan for the year ahead. I appreciate social media for this because I get to look back on the year that was and get a reminder of the accomplishments and the obstacles overcome.
I still can’t really find the right word to describe this year, but I can say that I was much stronger this year than I was in years gone by; much more resilient, but it costs a great deal to be this strong and I still don’t appreciate the hardships I had to go through to get here quite yet, maybe it will come when I’m older…
We had Tshirts made this year for my family’s annual Christmas lunch which is pretty cool aaaand next year is going to be the 10th annual family Christmas lunch. Saneliswe ( my cousin) and I are really proud of ourselves for birthing and cultivating this family tradition.
Chinua Achebe once said, “A man who calls his family and friends to a feast does not do it to save them from hunger. They all have food in their own homes. When we gather at the village in the moonlight, it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound . We meet because it’s good to do it. If we smile together, it is not because we do not have problems, but because we are stronger than the problems.”
So Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. May your festive season be filled with love and nurture and peace…
Thank you so much for popping in! It’s always a pleasure to have you here! We’ll chat again on Sunday😘