Richard Maun – Happy Being Festive

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Happy Being Festive

24 December 2017

It’s Christmas Eve here in the UK (at the time of writing) and we’ve been blessed with mild weather, which disappoints the kids, who all want snow. Grown ups who need to travel prefer clear, safe roads and trains that run on time. 

Everyone has their own perspective on the weather and the same goes for the festive season.

We are a multi cultural, multi faith society, connected through the internet and by the magic of smartphones. We live our lives at speed and spend our lives working hard and doing what we need to survive and put food on the table.

We can remember that everyone has their own take on Christmas (or not, as the case may be) and that some people find this season challenging.

My own challenge is that we have one empty place at the dinner table now as my dear nephew William passed away suddenly back in 2015, two weeks before his 15th birthday. 

Death is part of life and yet it’s never easy to entirely reconcile the High Street festive happiness with our own sadness. 

I think we can do two things.

We can miss those people who have left us and we can light a candle for them, or take a few minutes to remember them. 

And we can also take time to think about ourselves. We can enjoy being with the people we still have around us and we can be happy at all we have achieved this year, in work and in life.

Whatever our situation and wherever we are in the world we can do these two things.

We can find our way to be happy being festive, whilst allowing sadness and happiness to both exist inside us.

Have a peaceful festive season and thank you for being part of my Better Business blog, which is a labour of love for me.

Good wishes to you,


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