How Sad and Bad and Mad It Was ...
"How sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet" ~ Robert Browning“
Photo: taken on 30 January 2015
This year has zipped by; each year seems to go faster than the last. As the year draws to a close I find myself in reflective mood. There have been highlights and lowlights; happiness and sadness; worry and stress and moments of calm and serenity. For me, this year, has been all about nature and observation of this village life that I lead. It has been a year for writing everything down; my journal has been my constant companion, recording my thoughts and feelings - and trying to find the words I need when expressing myself on this weblog. Then there is the visual element; taking photographs; these are the best reminder for me; I look through them and think 'ah yes, I remember that day - it was a good day'.
So what does 2016 have in store; I make no resolutions - except to enjoy every day as fully as I can. I wish the same for you too.
Thank you to all those of you who have visited here in 2015 - you are the best!
"Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." ~ Charles Dickens
Time for New Beginnings ~ Taylor Addison
This is a time for reflection as well as celebration. As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life, remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained. Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached. Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought. Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears. And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come. Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life.