New Year Thoughts

New Year

Maybe it’s knowing my mama to-do list for the year isn’t even close to half done, or maybe it’s having to say goodbye to the year and the people that have passed, knowing I won’t see them again in this new year.

Or maybe it’s fear of the future…

Whatever it is, I am taking it head on. As always.

It’s not easy. It never is. Life can rip you apart. Mama or not, parentless or not, each day creates new challenges. And each day gives us new opportunity and new hope…if we acknowledge it.

2013 was one of the most traumatic years of my life, and one of the most challenging. But through it all, losing my mama, I know that this year is going to be a force.

I have had too many coincidences and too many moments of positive vibes through new faces and new events to not pay attention to them and know that I will make a difference when and where I can.

If any of you are struggling with this time of the year, might I suggest a fantastic book by super-author, Jennifer Louden (who, incidentally is on Twitter!) called The Woman’s Comfort Book. Look it up! It has gems of wisdom that I have kept with me for years. One thing I remember is that doing nothing is sometimes exactly what you need.

You can rest, mama.

You can relax.

You can do nothing but savor the moment and that is just as good as climbing mountains sometimes.

I wish you all a wonderful new year filled with hope and happiness with your children, your families but also, equally important, with your own self.

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