This year has been bittersweet. Bitter because in May I lost Matt. Even though I've had a rich life already, peppered with loss and renewal, joy and sorrow, this passing devastated me. I grieve for him everyday.
And sweet because I was blessed with Naveen Matthew . He is a daily reminder of how good life is, how fortunate I am to be his mother.
I always think it's been a successful year if I've stretched myself a little. If I was willing to learn how to be different if something I was doing wasn't working.
I tried to let go of my selfishness a little, not give my ego centre stage when possible and allowed the idea that I might not always be right lead me a little.
I learned that standing by a belief, unwavering no matter what, might not be the best way. That pliability is more humane.
I hope that in the new year I can find new ways to do better. Be kinder, gentler, quieter. I hope that I write more, complain less, and spend most of my time striving to be the best me.
I found this quote on a friend's blog:
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better or happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Happy New Year to all of you who take the time to come here. Thank you!