Hakuna Matata

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
a partridge in a pear tree.

  As we enter into the wonderful month of December, and get ready for our families to come together, or to eat more food and just enjoy the company of our loved ones, we should be able to let go of the problems of the year and just enjoy the wonderful energy the festive season brings. With that in mind the phrase “Hakuna Matata” came to me.”

Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata, ain’t no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days
It’s our problem free philosophy, Hakuna Matata

For those of you who have not been well educated and don’t know this phrase from the lion king, you should feel ashamed of yourselves, but other then that awkward side glance you’ll get from your friend (who knows all), “Hakuna Matata” means no worries.

  And as we enter into the Christmas period, I think we should leave our worries behind and just enjoy the now. So as you step into the mall for that last minute gift shopping or wrapping paper, don’t let the craze of people get to you. Take a deep breathe and fight off the urge to shout or swear and see the situation rather as a comedy show, as thousands of people stampeed around you like hungry lions looking for a water hole. Trust me your time at the mall will be ten times more enjoyable.

  

Look after yourselves, and those around you. For instance if you wake up early in the mornings and are driving and there is someone running on the road, exercising,(god forbid) instead of almost running them over, slow down and drive around them. If you have some extra change, food or clothes give it to someone who needs it.

And just smile. If there is one thing that I’ve learnt this year it is that anger never solves the problem. So if someone dissapionts you, lets you down or just doesn’t turn out to be who you though they were, don’t let that get you down. Instead just smile and think of the things that make you happy, things that you can do without them, and just enjoy the holidays, no matter what!

  As my mom always says “fake it until you become it” and with that in mind, sing along now…

It means no worries for the rest of your days
It’s our problem free philosophy, Hakuna Matata.

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