Happy New Year!

It’s been a helluva year.  I’ve experienced incredible highs – the birth of a granddaughter and grandson – and bitter lows – the ultimate betrayal by the man I believed had been my soulmate for thirty-seven years.

But a New Year offers us all hope.  And for those of you who have also suffered pain and loss this year, here are some words of wisdom from one of my favourite movies, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it.  Only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws.

To all of you who are part of my life, whether family, friends, acquaintances, or through this blog, I wish you health, happiness and the love of family and friends in 2016.

And just in case you’re worried this blog is going to descend into more grief in 2016, don’t worry.  My first blog of the New Year will be about the history of swimming cows.  Yes, that’s right, swimming cows!


12 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. And the other great quote from those movies: Everything will be all right in the end… if it’s not all right then it’s not yet the end.
    I also had a high stress year – right down to grandson coming early. I look forward to 2016 with relief. And I also look forward to the cows. 🙂

    • It is a great quote, isn’t it. Full of promise that all will be well. Congratulations on your new grandson. It’s wonderful being a grandparent, isn’t it. I hope the cows live up to their hype!! Happy New Year.

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