It's time to get into the Christmas spirit
AS DECEMBER 25 creeps ever closer, it's always really exciting to watch people get into the Christmas spirit.
Lights are hung up, carols are blaring in the supermarket, and the number of products donning elves, reindeer or snowmen are too many to count.
And while the glitz and glam Christmas tends to bring can be a lot of fun, this week I've been reminded of the humble beginnings of this adored holiday.
And no, I don't plan to attend church on Friday morning but the message of kindness around Christmas is one which I can embrace.
This week I've been chatting with a fair few people - namely those in the emergency services - who will be working on Christmas Day.
It can be so easy to get caught up in all the craziness of the season (trust me, I've worked retail over Christmas) but now is as good a time as any to remember to slow down and take some time out for yourself between the mad Christmas rush.
Remember to be patient with family and retail staff through all the parties and purchases and ensure you and your family get to your holiday destinations safely.
It is also with great admiration that I've seen people giving back to their community in one way or another over the past few weeks, and that to me, is what Christmas is all about.