Do you make resolutions at New Year? I decided not to this year as I don't remember what I've resolved and even when I do I don't manage to keep them which brings a sense of failure. Why is it only at New Year that we feel we can attempt to do all those things we always meant to do I wonder? Surely each day is a new start and brings the chance to begin again if we so wish? So my resolution - if I made one - would be to take each day as a wondrous opportunity to start again and not feel that once I have got to 2nd or 3rd January and failed then I must wait until the following New Year!
I have just read on Simone's blog Linden Grove that she is having a word for this year and hers is to be "create" - a word - now that sounds like something I could handle. On second thoughts maybe I could have a new word each month so it didn't get boring. Let's think what shall it be for January? Hopefulness seems to fit the bill I think What word would you choose I wonder?
We had some crackers at Christmas and as well as the usual hats, silly jokes and riddles each one had a topic for conversation and one of these was "If you had one day left to live how would you like to spend it?" Although there were only 3 of us round the table this one provoked some very different responses. My sister-in-law said she'd have a huge party, my husband said he'd do as he always does and I wanted to go for a long walk in my beloved countryside and then catch up with all my friends for a chat on the telephone. I wonder what this says about our various personalities? What would you do?
The photos were all taken recently - now if that isn't hopeful I don't know what is!! Wishing you all best wishes for 2012 .