Saturday, 1 January 2011
I wish all the visitors to this site a happy, safe and prosperous New Year for 2011.
No New Year's resolutions this year. Last year's were mostly met in full or in substantial part, so quite successful. I'm going to do something slightly different this year and do some Cosmic Ordering.
There have also been some (relatively minor) disasters or where things have not gone to plan quite in 2010, so there's going to be a re-evaluation of me as an individual and what I want to get out of life. I've been misunderstood on one occasion (despite me being quite clear), had my trust in another dented both of which have given me a slight dip in confidence. Perhaps a more careful look at situations and perhaps follow the old advice, 'look before you leap.'
Although the New Year has started badly already with news of prison riots, floods of biblical proportions and fatal bombings, I guess because my glass is generally half full, I remain as optimistic as I can be despite the trauma of public sector cuts in the UK for the next four years. The optimism is more personal than global I have to admit, but 99% of the world is NOT made up of criminals, terrorists or anarchists and believe in the good of people to come through.
I was delighted to have seen the New Year's celebrations take place around the world on the television news and heard the fireworks and celebrations going on around where I live. This gives people the 'feel-good' factor and whilst not cheap, gives cheer and pleasure to many.
New Years eve parties when I was young were family affairs, usually at my Aunt Marjory's house. They were always full of party games, a buffet and drinks. They were great fun and I look back at them with much fondness. I haven't been to a New Years eve party, except one at my brother in laws a few years ago since I was probably 20. A long time ago.
I met the bloke who invented crosswords today. I can't remember his name, it was 'P' something, 'T' something, something something...