This Christmas 120,000 children in Britain will be homeless, this figure even makes me emotional thinking about it. We are all so blessed to have a roof over our heads, food on the table, while young children are without their families, love and stability this Christmas. Christmas is the time of giving and I wanted to bring your attention to a fantastic event that is happening on the 9th December 2016. Shelter’s Slippers For Shelter Day.
Christmas is the time for giving, being surrounded by love and feeling grateful for every blessing we have in our lives. By doing something as small as wearing your slippers and making a donation you are making a huge change to someone’s life. Be the change you want to see in the world and spread love to those who aren’t as blessed as us. For me Christmas at home means being surrounded by love. Last year my life was very different, I wasn’t grateful for everything I had and I know I didn’t appreciate my family being around me and the festive spirit. I had never been so alone, but really I was just depressed and ungrateful for the wonderful things that did surround me. This year I haven’t even asked for any presents because my wishlist has already been fulfilled (apart from the husband!). All I’ve ever wanted is to be surrounded by true, genuine love and I truly am. I have such beautiful, inspiring friends and family surrounding me who have taught me how to truly love myself and feel grateful for all the blessings I have right now. This to me is the real meaning of Christmas. Love.
I always find this time of year is great for reflection and realising what a year it’s been. So in your moments of gratitude, think about these children who don’t have a choice they don’t deserve to be in this situation yet here they are. Shelter helps millions of people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and they campaign to prevent it in the first place. They’re here so that no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. I live for positivity and the law of attraction and my mission since day one has been to help people stop suffering whether it’s in the form of money saving, debt or mindfulness. So I please ask one thing of you, please get involved in this campaign and spread the love. Let’s show these children that we do care and we can make a difference for them this Christmas.
National Slippers for Shelter Day is on the 9th December 2016 and you can donate at http://Shelter.org.uk/Slippers. Please take a photo of your slippers and hashtag #SlippersForShelter on social media and donate. You can do this in the workplace, home or even school. Something as simple as wearing your favourite pair of slippers on the 9th December and donating can raise so much awareness and help for those in need. In a world where we take so much for granted, let’s show our love and compassion for others this season. To join the campaign, make a donation, or get expert housing advice, visit shelter.org.uk. This post was written in collaboration with Shelter.