Well Dear Reader, here we are at the end of another year. I won’t go on about the year just past that has had its highs and lows as it has, I am sure, for you all. Neither will I leave some long list of diets and givings up – none of which will last past New Year’s Day!
Instead I shall leave you with the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson which say most succinctly how it will be for me next year. I am no saint (not by a long way) but I shall endeavour to fulfill the following.
“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – this is to have succeeded.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
A very happy New Year to one and all. xxx