I was able to take a few days off and visit some of my family in Melbourne and Gippsland last weekend.  I spent some time with my Mum and my sister, a long overdue visit.  I asked my Mum what she’d like for Christmas and she said “Nothing, I have everything I need. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family”  And I thought, yes, it doesn’t get much better than that!  I feel pretty blessed too, lucky me! I think the Christmas period is probably the loneliest time for many people, so it’s always worth reaching out, perhaps to a neighbour who lives on their own… just ask them in for a cuppa.  A small gesture of friendship can take little effort but mean a lot.