It's early 2016, the year started with a bang and the promise of hope, expectancy, new beginnings and daring to dream.
A new year is also a time of reflection and contemplation about some of the events of the past and the exploration of our thoughts and current beliefs about the world around us.
There are a few things I know which I was lucky enough to jot down over a quiet and peaceful lunch this week and a solitary walk on a quiet beach.
THE LIST GOES LIKE THIS
Looking after yourself physically and emotionally makes life work better.
Bitterness is destructive.
Healthy, dynamic, gracious and 'think outside the square' living rocks.
I am prone to making lots of mistakes but I also don't sweat them much these days.
I can be very focused, yet entirely lazy at times.
Everyone grows and moves forward on their own terms. Or sometimes not.
No amount of preaching or enlightening will do it.
It's the old saying, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. That's cool. There is a
time for everything. Releasing people to be themselves in their own time is a gift.
I trust too easily but generosity of spirit is rare but so very worth it. It's a flaw and strength that I won't part with.
I get stuck and won't let go easily...... I can be stubborn.
Trying and mastering new things is very empowering and liberating.
Ultimately, you can't control too much in this life except yourself and your reactions to it.
Being kind is always a good idea. People don't expect it so much.
Living in the moment, appreciating the ordinary and simple pleasures truly is the goal.
Timing is everything. I am learning to trust the timing of my life and not have it all figured out.
It's not always black and white.
Hope is an anchor for the soul