It is the early days of Christmas and I feel that I am already being blindsided by all the glittery, shiny, glossy and fashionable gifts, neatly displayed in my local department stores. But this is a time where I actually need my strength and grounding.
Rocco is now 4 years old and I really need to imprint to him that Christmas isn’t just about new toys and more stuff. It is about coming together as a family, spending quality time together, celebrating another year of experiences and being grateful to have each other in our lives. Being grateful to have clean running water, being grateful to have clothes to wear, shoes on our feet, healthy food for our growth and strength.
Living in such a beautiful city, where there are a lot of privileged people, it is easy for us to get caught up in the materialistic things, until you see the real picture. Then you come crashing back to earth and get that much needed reality check.
My office is located in Darlinghurst, which is a colourful part of town, a mix of pretty much everything. Young and old, rich and poor, wild and straight laced, creative and conservative. And that it what I love about the area, there is no stereo-typical mould for this area.
However there is a lot of homelessness. People with no shoes, clearly no access to clean running water, old tired clothes, no family, looking hungry and some battling tough demons. But one young lady, Simone Azzi is taking some seriously inspiring actions this Christmas to help the homeless out.
Around the corner from my local area, Simone is hosting, The Big Christmas Feed down in Woolloomooloo. She is trying to raise $5,000 by the 17th of December and is impressively half way there. Help me, help her by making any small, medium of big donation will be greatly appreciated. This is the sort of stuff that helps make Christmas more meaningful…
Simone is in the process of organising food packs for the homeless, (most likely the faces that I see in my area). Helping them get through their tough days to make it a little bit easier and let them know that someone does care. If you are able to help her in anyway, please reach out to her through the Go Fund Me page…
We need more people in the world like Simone. So if you are feeling even a little bit inspired, have a go at trying to help just 1 person in need. Imagine what the world would be like if we could all be like Simone Azzi.