I realise we’re already over three weeks in to the new year, so I’m a bit late to the party. But what a year it’s been already, hey? (wild understatement, I know)
However, I don’t wish to dwell on the darkness that currently surrounds us. There are threads of hope carried in this year, and I hope they flare to full brightness before it ends. Each day is a little bit longer, a little bit lighter, as the wheel of the year turns towards summer, towards bare legs and cool drinks, long lilac evenings and warm breezes, the trees rustling green. And, hopefully, the chance for us to finally start living our lives again.
While this is the time of year when, traditionally, we look ahead to what we’d like to achieve, I’m not sure how I feel about the idea of setting goals. On one hand, I see their usefulness as something to aim towards, concrete markers of achievements met. But also, perhaps, weights pulling you in one direction only, closing the path to other directions, other ideas. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that we need to leave room for flexibility, for adaptation, in our lives.
I count myself fortunate to have family and friends, and for us all (touch wood) to be well at the moment. A family member did contract Covid over the holiday season, but, thankfully, has pulled through. So, perhaps if I do set any goals this year, they’ll be more in the vein of ‘count your blessings,’ ‘enjoy your loved ones,’ ‘look out for others’ and, ‘find joy in small things.’ Anything else I achieve will be a bonus.
Wishing you all a bright new year xx
You too, Helen.
I tried making plans last year, and finally tired of rearranging and cancelling. Now I’m just waiting to see what comes our way next.
Thanks, Deborah – yes, that’s exactly it. I’m just accepting that things are going to be different for the foreseeable future and learning to let things go. Hope you’re safe and well x
Wishing you a year filled with such small and yet immense blessings. x
Thank you so much, Sue, and the same to you xx
Hope you have a great year as well!
Thank you so much!
Wishing you a wonderful year. I think we all need to enjoy the small things and be thankful for what we have. xo
Thanks, Darlene, and the same to you xx
Wonderful sentiment. Glad to see you back.
Thanks, Craig. Hopefully going to make a bit more effort with blogging this year 🙂
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Thanks for sharing, Stu 🙂