5 Ideas on How To Be Grateful in a 2020 Christmas COVID World

5 Ideas on How To Be Grateful in a 2020 Christmas COVID World

Edit My Life Family ChristmasAs humans, many of us focus on the negative things around us. With the 2020 Christmas looking like many families won’t be able to be with each other because of “lockdown” measures worldwide, Australian Prime Scott Morrison Minister says “Every Christmas is a time to be thankful and while there are frustrations and disappointing disruptions, in Australia we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to be grateful for”, so here are 5 ideas on how to be grateful in a 2020 Christmas COVID World.

  1. Be grateful for all the Health Workers in the world who have worked hard in 2020 caring for the millions of people that have contracted COVID-19. They continue to strive to keep the virus at bay and care for those that have it.
  2. Be grateful for the new ways we have learnt how to communicate with each other. 2020 may be known as a “Virtual Christmas” for many families as we use online technology.
  3. Be grateful for being alive and breathing on your own, for having arms and legs, for having a roof over your head. No matter how bad your health may be, there is always going to be somebody worse off than you.
  4. Be grateful for your family and friends. Let them all know how important they are to you and how glad you have them in your life.
  5. Be grateful that Christmas 2020 is not actually cancelled, it’s just going to look different. You may have to open the gifts you have for a loved one via an online video call. You can have Christmas meal at the same time via the same online video call.

When we all look back on this very different Christmas in years to come, may we all talk about the good memories that we have from it and how we had to adapt to the challenges given to us all.

Edit My Life wished you all a VERY HAPPY Christmas and positive 2021.

6 Dr Seuss Quotes of Positivity. #4 is my favourite :)

6 Dr Seuss Quotes of Positivity. #4 is my favourite 🙂

I read a quote the other day that said “Be Happy! Not because everything is good, but because you can see the good in everything.” It really resonated with me because that’s pretty much been my philosophy with life, a philosophy I gained that from my sensational Dad.

In this day and age where it seems like so many things seem wrong in the world, (bushfires and drought in NSW in particular as I write this in December 2019), it is very easy to get caught up and influenced by the never-ending bad news. It’s like if you buy a red car, you tend to see lots more red cars on the road … if you’re looking for bad news, you will see lots more of it. Well, if you look for the GOOD in things, you will see LOTS more of it too 🙂

Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and illustrated more than 60 books under the pen name of Dr Seuss. Many of his most famous books were written as Children’s books and some of them contained some very beautiful and positive messages.

In keeping with my thoughts on ‘looking for the GOOD in things’, here are 6 Dr Suess Quotes of Positivity.

1) “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

2) “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

3) “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

4) “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

5) “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.”

6) “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Dr Seuss

Grief at Christmas

Grief at Christmas

This time of year can be a very difficult time for families and individuals who are grieving a loved one, be it recent or not. Emotions of grief, sadness, even depression can ruin your joy of Christmas time.

It doesn’t have to be a family member, it can be a friend or your pet. If you will be missing someone you loved this holiday season, how are you going to cope with your new feelings and emotions at Christmas time?

It’s good to acknowledge that this Christmas will be hard and different. You may want to be in a familiar place that will spark fond memories for you, or you may want to be somewhere totally different to keep your mind away from the grief.

Old Photo Book

You may want to bring out old photo albums to laugh over and reminisce with family and friends. Photos of holidays, family, children, special occasions can all be great memories of fun times had.

It’s clear that many people will have intense emotions at Christmas, and if this is the case for you, the best thing is for you is to not avoid or hide from your emotions and accept that you may not feel your best.

Talk To Someone at Lifeline

Talk to a friend or family member to share your feelings, or another option for you is to call Lifeline on 131 114 for a chat or visit their website on www.lifeline.org.au

Don’t put it off.

Top 10 Songs Played at Aussie Funerals

Top 10 Songs Played at Aussie Funerals

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Are you playing some songs at the funeral you are arranging and finding it difficult choosing?

If that’s so, then here are the Top 10 songs played at Aussie Funerals according to the adelaidenow.com.au Advertiser website.

  1. Time to Say Goodbye — Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
  2. Over the Rainbow — Eva Cassidy
  3. Unforgettable — Nat King Cole
  4. Amazing Grace — Susan Boyle
  5. You’ll Never Walk Alone — Gerry & The Pacemakers
  6. You Raise Me Up — Westlife
  7. Wind Beneath My Wings — Bette Midler
  8. My Way — Frank Sinatra
  9. Ave Maria — Andrea Bocelli
  10. Moonlight Serenade — Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

Contact Us if you would like some help with song choices for an upcoming funeral or memorial.