Dear Santa – my 5 wishes2

Posted on December 24, 2012 by ChristieLink Ups

I’ve been tagged by the gorgeous Sonia from Natural New Age Mum to compile a list of 5 christmas wishes.

If you haven’t read Sonia’s blog before, you should definitely click on through as it is an incredible read with so many fab tips for living healthily, environmentally and raising your family with love and awareness.

Above is last year’s photo with santa when Poppy was 1 year old. She was not impressed.¬†This year I can’t get her to go anywhere near him so this photo will have to suffice for another year I think. Now, onto my list.

#1. Calmness and Love.

I’ve been re-reading parts of Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children¬†(aff link) this past few weeks – an amazing book that really inspires me and gives me new energy for life. It’s not a parenting manual, instead it’s a guide to using meditation during everyday life, especially the chaotic times, to calm yourself and enjoy each moment more mindfully and presently.

I wish everyone in the world can find a sense of calm at this busy time of year and really focus on cherishing quality time with loved ones. It’s the small moments you will remember most fondly. {image source}

#2. National Leftovers Day.

It’s estimated that Australians waste $8 billion worth of food that we buy and throw each year. Please don’t be part of this horrible statistic.

I wish everyone would plan carefully so that they don’t over-cater and if you do have leftovers, then prepare recipes ahead of time to use them up. Drop by here on boxing day for a yummy recipe to use up leftover prawns and turkey.

#3. Whisked away

What’s life without big dreams? Santorini, Greece. Sigh.

#4. Help Others.

I’m yet to do it this year and I’m glad I’ve written this post to remind myself. No matter which charity you choose; Oxfam, Kiva, or Wishing Tree, you’re making a difference.

I wish that every child can enjoy christmas and that doesn’t necessarily mean getting a present. Fresh water, healthy parents and a warm meal could all be great presents for children and their communities. {image source}

#5. Pavlova luck.

It’s my turn to make dessert this year and the request is pavlova and gluten-free christmas cake. The cake is finished and stored in an airtight container, but I’ve been furiously practising the pavlova for weeks. Who knows what will happen on the day with our hot and humid weather here in Oz!

I wish my pavlova is TALL, and FLUFFY, and perfectly CRISPY – on the outside only! It’s a big wish, but I’ve got my fingers crossed and a good feeling in my tummy. {image source}

What are your christmas wishes?

Christie x
  • Sonia@NaturalNewAgeMum

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for doing your five wishes – they are great! Fingers crossed for your pav, but I am sure you will be fine!!

  • These are some great Christmas wishes Christie :) Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!
    My big Christmas wish at the moment is that hopefully our summer isn’t too unbearably hot this year. I melt so easily in the heat and don’t have an AC! hehe

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