Thursday, 3 January 2013
I stopped making New Year resolutions years ago. I am resigned to the fact that I will never be size ten again, speak French or play a musical instrument.
But there's something about the beginning of the new year, like the beginning of a new day, which tempts one to make plans, to try to squeeze the most out of that measurement of time, to strive to be happy and to do better.
For the past few years, I have set a goal to appreciate how precious life is, to enjoy it to the full, sipping its simple pleasures and being thankful for the wonderful gift of family and friends.
I like the idea mentioned by Catherine over on Foxglove Lane of picking a word as a theme or source of inspiration for a year. She has chosen LIGHT, a very good word for one in love with life and photography.
If I have to select a word it will be ENDEAVOUR. I will endeavour to enjoy life, to make the most of what skills and talents I have, and to learn new ones. Our house will be one filled with endeavour this year, as our son is in his final year at school, with one phase of life ending and another beginning.