.Ok, I know it’s Jan 2nd, so I’m a day late. 😉 I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and Day and that you have an even better New Year.
I think New Year’s Day is a wonderful time to take stock of your life, the things that didn’t go so well and the things that did. Looking back helps us determine what we need to work on and what things worked, it helps us to move forward when we can take that more distant look at our life instead of the up so close we can’t see the forest for the trees type of thing.
Last year was a really hard year for me. I lost my youngest son, an uncle, my previous mother-in-law (who I thought more of as a friend), my car quit running and I had a really bad bout of bronchitis (my voice is still suffering as far as singing goes – singing is a comfort to me). Those are just major highlights.
I had some good things happen too (and you have to see the good things or life would be a real bummer), I found a permanent job that I enjoy, my dad is still healthy, I have very supportive siblings, I have been able to keep my apartment through all the upheaval with temp work and that it is close to a bus line that goes to my work and house without having to change buses, one of my co-workers lives not to far from me and gives me rides to work and home, and when she can’t I can catch the bus. I have my faith and what a blessing that has always been in my life, it’s seen me through some pretty tough times. Even tho my life has not been a bed of roses, I’ve always had a warm place to sleep, food on my table and family and friends, what more could I want.