Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
That's a nice sentiment, but I think it's pretty obvious Norman Peale wasn't battling crowds at Chadstone or Doncaster shopping centres...or even the fish monger this week....
It's been a pretty sad time leading up to this (supposedly) joyous time of year.
Let's hope things only get better as we head towards, and into, 2015