As one door closes another one opens – New Year thoughts!
As this is the very last day of 2018 I felt I wanted to write to all of my readers. Not to wish you a Happy and Healthy New year but to share my thoughts on the fast approaching New Year…Of course, I hope 2019 is good to you and that you spend the majority of it happy and healthy, but I am also aware that many of us are taking some of the ‘bad parts’ of 2018 into 2019 with us – not by choice but through circumstance.
When you have family and friends who are suffering from ill health, lack of money, unstable relationships and so on there is no way you feel ‘Happy’ all of the time. This is true of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (where everyone feels they ought to be smiley and positive).
So, what do I say to you instead of simply H.N.Y? Like the proverbial good fairy I want to wish you:
“Peace of mind for you and your family” – by that I mean I hope you and yours find whatever makes you happy – then you find a way of realising your happiness as often as is possible.
“Good mental health” – whereby if you are not naturally a positive thinker you find the tools to help you to change your mind-set; for anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, grief etc. I hope you find the strength to ask for help.
“Good physical health” – if you are able to eat, drink, or exercise your way to better health then please do so. If you can’t then I want you to explore all avenues to either improve, or accept, your health issues. That last bit is bloody hard (excuse my language) as I know how tough some diseases are to deal with (not from personal experience but from some people close to me who have shared their deepest thoughts).
As each day of 2019 passes, please reflect on how you feel and what you need to change to make YOU feel better. If you feel good it is easier to deal with the challenges that life brings.
Be kind to others, if they do you a favour tell them – and show them – you appreciate them. If you do others a favour expect nothing in return (when you do get a thank-you you’ll feel great anyway).
Finally, as a wise friend of mine once said, ‘Take the words ‘must’ ‘have’ and ‘need’ out of you vocabulary. Do only what you ‘love’ ‘like’ or ‘want’ to do.
Look forward to sharing my thoughts with you in 2019 and enjoy this last evening of 2018!