As 2010 draws to a close and renewed hope for a better year emerges, many will attempt to turn a new leaf and promise themselves they will do a better job this year…with something.
I am no exception to this tradition this year, I’m pledging to contribute more to my community, getting more fit and cleaning my house more often (I hope my husband doesn’t read this post, just in case I end up caving on the housework).
2010 was a good year for me, I made a few more friends – that’s a pretty priceless
treasure. Economically, the year has been personally challenging but I’ve got a list that transforms disadvantage into advantages, because many good things come from being poor or challenged. So many things get re-learned while less gets taken for granted; you become more organized, thriftier and increasingly resourceful when you are left with more motivation than normal.
May the New Year show marked improvement from the previous, and a new decade proves more fruitful than the one just spent. Some have lost jobs, had their homes foreclosed on or forced into bankruptcy, future prosperity may not seem too likely. Some have had family separations or lost loved ones where 2010 would remain in memory as a particularly harsh year – for all those who have experienced adversity; I wish extra peace and good fortune in 2011. My final wish is, I wish you all good health and a Happy New Year!