Well, the time has come, once again, to begin a new year. Another fresh start.
I love the tail end of a year. The celebrations, the getting together with family, taking a few days to just hang out without clocks dictating your every move. A time to reflect a bit on the past year, and taking a tick to revel in gratitude for all the great things that have happened. Now, I didn't say big things, I said great. There's a difference. Great things can happen without us even noticing in the moment. Hell, we may not notice them at all if we aren't careful to take those few deliberate breaths and think about it.
It seems that when we look back without thought, the hard things, the bad things, the roughest times force themselves to the forefront, demanding attention like a zit between the eyes on prom night.
The trick is to take the time to look beyond the zit. There is a whole, incredible face surrounding it that reveals kindness, happiness and wisdom.
Look beyond the zit.........................
As for the upcoming year? The best part is that anything can happen....that could also be the worst part, if that's how you choose to look at it.
Personally, I love to think of the endless possibilities.....the year is, as yet, unwritten. How the story unfolds depends completely on how you react to life, in what direction you point your pen. Write with passion, write with joy, write with fearlessness, write the chapter you can't wait to live......
As for the next couple of days, we will be resting up, gearing up to hit the ground running back at the shop,
There will be month end and year end stuff to look after,
There will suppliers to gently nudge into gear as they have been closed for 2 weeks.............
There will be grandbaby snuggling..........
There will be writing....................
Well folks, thank you for taking the time to read these ramblings every week, your support is greatly appreciated. Receiving messages and emails is always awesome. I simply wish there was a better word, a bigger word,to express what it means. But, until I can come up with one, I guess Thank-you will have to humbly suffice.
Until next time..............
May this fresh start bring incredible opportunities, overwhelming joy, serenity and peace.
May the year, as it unfolds, show you the beauty life can hold, allowing old pain an easy release.
May you have the courage to look in the mirror and see the truth, beyond flesh, without the slightest of distortion,
May you have the fearlessness to change what needs changing, beyond the flesh, emotional accountability without extortion.
May you see that your happiness is just that, yours, not something that can be gifted from another.
May you nurture it, feed it, help it grow, soon, all embers of misery, it will simply smother.
Until next week!
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