It’s been four weeks since I last posted an entry to this blog. Things were manic just before Christmas with college and work, and a few other things I’d to deal with. But, hey, on the bright side of things, I’m off to a good start this year! Last year I didn’t get posting until the 3rd of January.
Happy New Year to all of you who’ve taken the time to stop by today and in the past. I hope you had a great Christmas. I’m happy to report I that had a really relaxing few days, and kick started the new year off with a beautiful walk this morning.
2011 is going to be interesting for us! We had some bad news this morning…. half anticipated but not really expected, if you know what I mean. Not the sort of thing we wanted to hear as a closing note to 2010!
This is not going to be a blog post full of doom and gloom though! We’re going to start the New Year with thoughts of the challenges that lie ahead in turning the bad news on its head and turning it into something positive.
I had a selfish moment earlier on when I wondered why we had to be told on New Year’s Eve. It was a very selfish moment, all things considered. There’s always someone worse off, and it’s not that I take any joy out of that – it’s just that when I weigh things up, I realise I’ve a lot to be grateful for.
I have a wonderful husband and two terrific daughters. I have a great family. We’re all well and happy. Our home needs a bit of work but we have a roof over our heads and we’re comfortable.
Tonight my thoughts visit those who aren’t in such a happy place – people who may be facing the New Year with very little to look forward to. I hope they can find ways to overcome the difficulties they face in these challenging times and that they can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
As 2010 draws to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visited this blog and took the time to click the ‘like’ button or post a comment. I wish you all the best in health, wealth and happiness for 2011!
I will be working later on – on duty from 10pm this evening. So, this will be my last post of 2008.
I thought I’d post something positive for the year ahead – a little poem that’s inspired me at times.
23 years ago I was in the Gaeltacht(Ballyvourney)in Cork for two weeks. On our final day in the college, all of us girls got ourselves some copy books, tore pages out of them and handed them out to each other. We then all wrote a little verse or message on each others pages and signed it – to remind us all of our time spent there.
I still have my pages and I look back on them every so often. A girl called Deirdre wrote the verse below:
Life is a test,
Give it your best,
Fight with your back to the wall,
Look it straight in the eye,
Never say die,
And always get up when you fall.
Today is a Gift – that is why it is called the Present
The Past is only in the Present as long as we dwell upon it.
I wish you all the very best for 2009