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This Christmas I decided to throw myself down a Real challenge. I invited a couple of lonely pensioners to join my family and me for Christmas dinner.
I felt the anxiety and panic start as soon as the offers were accepted.
The Dreaded words "what if" and "suppose" flooded my head.
I had a full on panic attack Christmas eve questioning my sanity for inviting strangers into my home and puting stress on myself after coming out the otherside of a period of depression recently.
The big day came and I was all over the place worrying myself silly over every little thing. My grown up kids all came into thier own helping me in the kitchen.
The old people arrived and my kids thrust me iinto the lounge to welcome my guests. My mind racing thinking "what do I say" painfully aware I was out my comfort zone.
The ladies were lovely and so greatful to be invited out.I began to relax. After several cups of tea and several sherries for the ladies we all started to relax.
The ladies offered to help in the kitchen and I accepted. I cant believe it. I am usually too proud to accept help or ask for it
The meal with the ladies and my family was a great success.
I cant believe I had whipped myself into a mental frenzy for nothing.
I have had a wonderful Christmas and all down to taking a disk and facing my fears
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