Christmas Eve Family Fun

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Christmas presents

Christmas presents

It’s CHRISTMAS! It’s going to be another fun and joyous day. It’s a day where my family will stay in most of the time to chat, eat, watch movies or have some indoor games together.

Christmas Eve late supper

Christmas Eve late supper

Making duck wrap

Making duck wrap

Delicious duck wrap

Delicious duck wrap

Christmas Eve had been exceptionally great. We had a simple but lovely late supper of crispy, aromatic roasted duck, oranges and fruit sorbet. All of them were store bought. We have always enjoyed eating the crispy aromatic duck wrap. All I need to do was put the duck to bake.

Fabulous fruit sorbet

Fabulous fruit sorbet

Delicious pineapple sorbet

Delicious pineapple sorbet

The fruit sorbet was really fabulous, made from pure fruit juices. There were 10 pieces in a box with 4 flavours: pineapple, orange, lemon and coconut. I chose the pineapple one but I like all of them.

We received loads of Christmas presents this year and we waited until midnight to open them. It was all fun and laughter as we opened our presents. I really liked all the presents that I got.

Christmas is very significant to me. Its BEAUTY taught me many things in life, particularly in the areas of LOVE, FORGIVENESS, HOPEĀ  and GENEROSITY.

The Power of LOVE

There’s tremendous power in LOVE. We must never grow tired of loving others, especially our own loved ones. Love is powerful enough to help a person change to become a better person. Love sometimes comes with a price to pay. You may even be hurt along the way but nevertheless LOVE.

The Freedom of FORGIVENESS

There’s great freedom in FORGIVENESS. Being unable to forgive often leads to anger which soon turns to bitterness and resentment. Why suffer when others continue to be happy? In life, there are occasions where we will meet people who accuse us, hurl insults at us, treat us badly, disrespectfully, unjustly or discriminately but nevertheless FORGIVE so that we can move on and achieve what we want. Unforgiveness acts like a chain that prevents us from moving forward but forgiveness releases us. Forgiveness also gives people a second chance, or even third chance. Don’t we want others to do that to us, too?

The Beauty of HOPE

HOPE energizes us and gives us the courage to do things. I have seen many of my hopes and dreams come true. When we dare to hope, we become positive in our thoughts, words and actions. A lot of things, even people, around us may look hopeless and helpless. We can be drowned together in hopeless despair or rise above in hope and achieve what others have given up. Most importantly, let us never give up hope on our loved ones.


GENEROSITY releases us of selfishness. My parents are very generous towards others. I still remember those days when we were young and poor. My parents never fail to reach out to help those in need. They were and still are very generous in their time and resources. Life is a misery when it is lived just solely for us or our own families. But it is very exciting when we are available and generous with our time, resources and actions of kindness, love and words of encouragement towards others.

To be able to LOVE, FORGIVE, HOPE and be GENEROUS brings unspeakable PEACE and JOY. Life becomes meaningful and fulfilled.

How do you usually spend your Christmas holiday? Is there a Christmas message that you like? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Wishing everyone

Quote of the day……

”Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
Mother Teresa

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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pegasuslegend  on December 25th, 2009

A beautiful family setting and looks fantastic Merry Christmas thanks so much for bringing us into your home! Claudia

Ellie  on December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas Mary!!

kristy  on December 25th, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hope you’ve a wonderful time with your family & friends. Make sure you’ve lots of fun.
Best wishes, Kristy

Divina  on December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas Mary. I think there’s one more seat for me.

Drick  on December 25th, 2009

What fun on Christmas Eve, Merry Christmas Mary and hope your New Year is filled with as much joy as you have given us…

Thas  on December 25th, 2009

This is awesome Mary. Gifts, food, family and friends all together, what else we want right? Merry Christmas!

Mary  on December 25th, 2009

@pegasuslegend - It is very good to have wonderful family time together during Christmas. I hope you had a great time with your family too.

@Ellie - Merry Christmas to you too! Hope you have a great Christmas.

@Kristy - Merry Christmas to you too! Yes, we had a very lovely Christmas. Hope you enjoy the holiday season.

@Divina - Exactly…an extra seat there for you! Where are you? I have eaten your share :P Merry Christmas, Divina.

@Drick - Awww…thank you for your sweet compliment. We had a very wonderful Christmas. Hope you have, too.

@Thas - Yes, it’s unforgettable. Every year is different & good. Hope you have a fun-filled Christmas. Merry Christmas to you, too.

Trissa  on December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas! What a beautiful message you have to share with us!

Jeannie  on December 26th, 2009

Merry Christmas to you Mary you have a very lovely home.

Mary  on December 30th, 2009

@Trissa - Thanks very much for your compliment. Hope you enjoy the festive holidays, Trissa! Merry Christmas!

@Jeannie - Thanks very much for your compliment. Merry Christmas to you too, Jeannie! Hope you have a great time.

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