|My wish for 2017 is happiness for you|
December 31, 2016
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
2016 seems to have been a tumultuous year. Man made catastrophes in many countries, earthquake Brexit, Trump and the untimely deaths of so many iconic celebrities... (yet Keith Richards is still alive !!!) to recall just a few. Someone tweeted "Is Quentin Tarantino directing 2016?
Today I took a few hours to thank those people in my life who are making an ongoing impact, who have had my back and who have accepted the support I could give them when they needed it. I wrote to my parents, thanking them for giving me the kind of life any kid would want. Always being there for me and still going the extra mile even at their age. I wrote to my uncle, and included my aunt, who passed away quite a few years ago. And then I found my list was so long. I did not realise how lucky I was having such an awesome support system.
And it was time to get rid of toxic friends. Friendship is about building someone up and not tearing them down. Healthy relationships are built on trust, honesty, and openness, and if I donít have that with a friend, I need cut off the friendship. I made that list, added, crossed off, reviewed, shortlisted but decided if the relationship included drama and gossip, it is not healthy.
Then I knew I had to come here and thank some friends, new and (old?) friends of many years standing. I have been here for ten years and I still have some good friends who have been real sweethearts for all that time and kept in contact. There is one special kindhearted soul who has been in constant contact through my latest ordeal with my daughter.
The cherry on the top of the last day of 2016 is coming back here and finding a message from a friend who shared a special moment many years ago, one that will never be forgotten.
To all you wonderful people here, friends and acquaintances alike, I wish you and those you love, a wonderful 2017. My all your dreams and wishes come true.
Love and hugs... M xxx