Archive | December, 2014

The Year that was

27 Dec

It’s one of those quiet days after Xmas when one sits back and reflects on the year gone by .
A year sounds like a long time – 365 days… But it seems to have passed by incredibly fast.

Slowly I steer my thoughts to the happenings during the last twelve months-
some subtle ; some ‘on your face’ changes.
Changes-– some of which I made and some that were made for me .
Career goals I thought I’de accomplish – some of which I’ve managed but many more rainbows left to hold
The gift of a loving family ; the glow they bring to my face is more radiant than a thousand sunshines .
The support and encouragement of friends . New friends to share light moments with; the old ones that have gotten more dearer with time and some, who have somewhere stepped off my wagon .
My heart fills with gratitude each time I think of these silent gardeners of my soul.
Bewilderment, Wonder, Frustration , Contentment – all entwined , were these past months.
There were times of Incredible joy and Inspiration, and times when I’ve lost my patience, been overwhelmed , hurt like hell and trudged through the
pain

I’ve tried – tried to be in the ‘now’ of every moment. Can’t say I’ve been totally successful but yeah like most of our kind I’ve had this amazing capacity to start afresh everyday.

Most of all I look up and whisper a ‘thankuou’ to my creator for the year that was and the showers of blessings that I woke up to every morning .

“ Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come , whispering ‘it will be happier…” said Lord Tennyson – and with this I am all excited and looking forward to start anew giving myself another chance to get things right.

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What Christmas means to me

26 Dec

Come December the mood gets all festive- gifts under the tree, lights in the windows, cards in the mail, shopping for presents … And so much more. Red hats with white furry edgings and decorated trees find their way into every home.
The whole world fits into a groove that seems to move in a certain direction till the excitement of the advent flows into the the hearts n homes on Christmas Day – a day when angels, shepherds and wise men shared the very same enthusiasm and eagerness two thousand years ago.
Who would have thought that the events that emerged one silent night would go on to be enshrined in music , art and be the focus of almost half the planet for an entire month.
Have you noticed how this frenzy and excitement begin to slow down the day after Christmas?
Life slowly pull back to where it stopped a month ago.
What then is Christmas all about ? To different people different things I suppose.
To me it’s a time of healing, of renewed strength and hope.
Along with a million twinkling lights; there is inside of me the shining star of excitement , wonder and anticipation of things to come.- New beginnings , new challenges and new gifts waiting to be opened.
It’s when I like to connect with family and friends- share a slice of their lives, tune in to the gifts of love , kindness and laughter that this season brings along with it.for what is life if not shared with the people you love !!!!!!
Charles Dickens in his book – A Christmas carol calls Christmas a ‘ good time , a kind , forgiving, charitable pleasant time- the only time I know of when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut- up hearts freely’
So that’s it – the lil babe in the manger left behind him a legacy of love and hope for all mankind – a feeling if you hold fast inside of you , cherish and live it through —- it will be twelve whole months of Yuletide .