December 2019: Peter's Vision
ONCE again that most magical time of the year is almost upon us. If your children are like mine they’ll have their countdown in full swing - well their advent calendars anyhow! Our Christmas is the same as ever. Being a traditional family, we celebrate Christmas the way we have for years; Church in the morning, hearty lunch and then presents in the afternoon. It’s becoming weather dependent, but a brisk walk or a nap usually follows - we’re still split about 50:50 on this one!
Following on from last years challenge I gave us, which so many of you responded positively to, we continue to think differently about our relatively short time on earth. No doubt we all know that if we choose we can impact both positively and negatively on those nearby and not so nearby. Whether a kind word, helping hand or something more, every time we do a random act of kindness (as our Vicar calls them) it’s a chance to make a positive impact in someone else's life - a chance to show to others the love that God’s shown to each of us.
My original plan was for us to be able to make a positive impact on the vision of other people in Bristol, Britain and beyond. It’s quite simple really, and in a way an offer with a genuine difference - an opportunity to give clearer vision to a person in need, it’s Christmas after all! In December it’s ‘buy one give one free’. Each time you buy new glasses we’ll arrange to give a pair to a person in need.
If you’re local to Henleaze you’ll no doubt know all about the super Christmas Festival happening on the 4th December on Henleaze Road (BS9). If you’ve never been then why not come along this year! There’s lots to see, eat and drink. Whether you like roast chestnuts, hot chocolate or even strudel you’re sure to find a great choice. We’ve a few surprises in our practice - if you’re passing do pop in and say hi, you’ll even get a free drink on us!
If you’re not sure what to buy your loved one then I have a few suggestions, and no, I’m still not going to recommend the pot of nothing for the person who has it all (yes, you really can still buy one of these). How about picking up a bargain in our end of season designer sunglass sale, or you could buy a gift voucher towards a new pair of glasses for a loved one. Please remember though; glasses are not just for Christmas!
As well as wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas a gentle reminder to please make sure you & those you love have regular thorough eye care. You can book an appointment to see us by calling 0117 962 2474 or 0117 965 4434, via our website, or just pop in to our practices in Henleaze or Fishponds and say Hi!
We look forward to seeing you soon!