As I reflect on the past year I see the ups and down, the highs and lows, the tears or sadness and joy and I think to myself, I won't bore anyone with a list of these items. Suffice it to say, I think any one of us can say the same things about the past year. I know many of us have put one foot in front of the other to keep moving forward. I am determined to look for the good in other people and to overlook things when I am disappointed. It has been a year of letting go of many things including expectations. I am disappointed that both of my businesses are almost non-existent, but I'm keeping them active so I can pick them up in the future. I am working very hard at living in the moment and taking one day at a time. Don't worry I am not looking through rose colored glasses.
I always knew family is important, but over the past year I have come to treasure family more. Of course, with mema and papa both having health issues my life has changed drastically. I started the year in Virginia and ended it in Massachusetts for the foreseeable future. I am where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be doing. I am learning something new every day (which I think is important) as I keep moving forward. I miss the life I had, but feel blessed to be in the life I live.
I have to say that when I walked this morning, the above sounded so much better in my head..LOL! It's hard to put all the thoughts into words that make sense to others. I do promise to continue writing a blog (helps me put things in order) and to provide funny updates about life with papa via FB. '
I did finish a book this past week (finally)! "FILTHY RICH" by James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy. It's the true story of Jeffrey Epstein a powerful billionaire and the sex scandal that surrounded him. It's amazing to me what the rich can get away with. I do have a goal in the new year and that is to read more as I have so many books stacked up. What are you reading?
I do hope to be more kind and see more acts of kindness in the new year! Thank you for following me and my journey!
I am going to leave it here for today as I have to finish making breakfast; TV mass will be over soon and papa will be hungry. I hope you have a great start to the new year! Look forward to keeping in touch with you throughout the year. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." Rainer Maria Rilke
"Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source - a Sower of Dreams - just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true." Sarah Ban Breathnach