2016 is about to wind up and we stare at yet another year.
Apparently this is the time we take stock of the time gone by, weigh the plusses and minuses, try to make amends by making a new year resolution list ( which promptly goes into the recycle bin) But somethings remain constant on my list.
- I am grateful to be alive with all my rickety faculties still functioning. Hopefully all the internal systems are ok too. To continue chugging along this road and to see another calendar, I have to keep walking. At least 2km per day. (what were you thinking?)
- I am thankful for the way my children have blossomed, in spite of my (s)mothering tendencies. They had to remain sane to counter my insanity. Hoping that it would be status quo.
- I am thankful for my husband who lets me be – which I’m sure is a herculean task in itself – and still manages to smile on bravely. May his smile grow broader the next year!
- I’m thankful for my parents’ Himalayan sagacity and who consider their errant daughter an eternal work in progress. Hence continue to dish out and diss out at times. I pray fervently that God always shines on them and they are with me through my life. Amen!
- The time the fledglings fly off the nest, is a trying and testing time. I’m grateful for the new direction that destiny has provided and so the poor unsuspecting world finds itself at the receiving end. I promise self, to read, learn, imbibe and sharpen my nascent skills. It is a never ending endeavor.
- I have to control my flaring, nasty temper and the tendency to fly off the handle at the tiniest provocation. Also, don’t take self too seriously and always appreciate others.
- My soaring midriff is my achilles heel. Having tried much to flatten it, either I don a pachyderm and flaunt a “I care a damn!’ attitude to the head-to-toe body scanners or work harder. Either way it is a win win situation. Remember, looks are skin deep.
- Hope to step out of my comfort zone and be brave enough to face any unforeseen tornados. Before my life becomes a file, I hope to fill in with many varied and enriching experiences.
- Spend as much time as possible in the company of youngsters. Their fresh perspective and new thoughts are so bracing. An added benefit – this keeps me young and puts the spring back in my step. Surround myself with good support staff so that the domestic drivel will not be an impediment while I try charting out new courses.
Here’s wishing all, a wonderful year ahead.
Be grateful for your mercies, pray for your blessings, contribute to the joys of others and be self-sufficient. Invest in new skills, have a financial plan in place because life always gives you knocks.
Love yourself and live for others.
Let 2017 be epic!