Friday, 31 December 2010

A look back at 2010 and a look ahead

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.

Mother Theresa

Happy New Year to all of you who take the time to come here. Thank you!


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family and lets hope 2011 is about more than many of us turning 40!! lol..hope your dreams, hopes and wishes come true!! Tracy

  2. All the best my friend... I hope you have a great start to the year... :-)

  3. Happy New Year, dear friend.

    With this attitude, 2011 will definitely be a good one for you.

  4. Here's to a wonderful 2011! I love your hopeful outlook for the new year. May it be all you wish for.

  5. I love that quote!! Happy New Year my friend. I am blessed to have found you. :)

  6. You've summed up everything I consider a resolution of mine this year. And I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear (and very handsome) brother. What a void he must have left.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog...I appreciate it so much.

  7. I can take a lesson or two from what you wrote. Very well said.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    And..thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog:)

  8. I hope you write more too. Can't wait to read.

    And you can never go wrong with a Mother Theresa quote. God Bless.

  9. It's so lovely that your brother's name lives on in your new son. May 2011 bring you peace and joy.

  10. Happy New Year, dear lady. You look to be planning a very positive start to it - your brother would be very proud (hugs).

  11. Wishing you and your family a fantastic New Year!

  12. Happy [belated] New Year! I wish you and your family lots of joy. I'm glad to have met you in blogland :-)

  13. You have such a sweet heart. I get that every time I visit here.

    I hope this next year is the best one yet for you and your family. I have a feeling it will be! :)

  14. You're a gift to all who have the honor and pleasure of knowing you :) Love this post. I'm going to try and follow much of your advice here too. Happy New Year my dear friend Kim!!! Many hugs coming to you!!


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