Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012!!!

Happy New Year to everyone out there in Blogging Land!! I hope that you all have a great 2012 filled with health and happiness. None of us knows what the future will bring  - I just hope that most of it for the majority of us is happy.

Some of it, I suppose depends on our own view of life.I am pretty much a 'glass half full' kind of girl whereas I know quite a few people who are in the 'glass half empty' camp. When asked if I am ok I do tend to answer in the positive, unless things are reeeeeeally bad. The last thing anyone wants is some down in the mouth moaning minnie, sighing and groaning all over the place.

A good friend of mine never ceases to amaze me with their Eeyore style melancholy. Nothing ever goes well for them - life is always a trial. If I didn't love them so much for who they are in spite of this melancholy bent, I suspect I would have bruising from banging my head against their wall! I feel like grabbing them and saying "Come on!! Pull yourself together!! We only live once so enjoy life!!! Look for the beauty, look for the positive in all you have!!" But I think that if I did say that this person would probably head butt me ... No, not really, but I would be hurting them by drawing their attention to it ... so I don't.

There are other people I know whose lives are very difficult, both financially and emotionally, and yet they continue through their days with a smile on their face and a kind word for all those around them.They never paint their lives as difficult and I both admire their strength and enjoy their company.

So ... which of these will I be this year? Which will you be? I wonder what joys, what trials, what mysteries await us? All we can do is deal with each moment we live in the best way we can. No regrets, no opportunities missed, no words of love or encouragement left unsaid ...

Happy New Year!!


5 comments:

Gina said...

Hi Sarah. Happy New Year! Prefer my cup half full myself. Nice to see you over at my little bit of cyberspace.

PoshBird said...

Hi Sarah I'm so with you ! I always look for the positive in life, after all it's not so much what happens to you, as how you react to it. May 2012 bring you and yours happiness x

Eve said...

Happy New Year Sarah!! I try to always have a positive outlook as well..it sure beets sitting around crying all day! As for the glass...I always ask, "What's it half full of?"

Caz said...

Yep, you're right - this is not a dress rehearsal! Happy new year, Sarah. xxx

Inkling said...

Sarah, this is exactly what I was just thinking about this week! I am so naturally melancholy and I soooo wish I could change and be all positive and sparkly and joyful all the time. In certain circles I can be that way, but definitely not in important areas of life. I need to lose Eeyore and be a little more Tigger.