Christmas has been and gone, and now it is almost the New Year, that time when we must say goodbye to the past and start welcoming the future.
I have been thinking about my New Year’s resolutions, and in all honesty this is the first year in a long time that I am looking forward to starting. If everything works out, next year will hopefully bring some exciting adventures and new beginnings.
Hopefully (I Pray) in 2015 I will graduate university. After 3 amazing years, it will all come to an end. Yet with that, I will start a new path in my life’s journey and who knows where it will take me.
The biggest lesson that I learnt this year was that you cannot plan life, it just doesn’t work that way. You could plan everything down to the littlest detail, and then suddenly the universe will throw something at you which you just did not expect. Life suddenly then becomes a game, and you haven’t been given a rule book, you have to figure it out on your own.
Despite all the ups and downs that happens I honestly – hand on heart – believe that life resets itself, sometimes different from the way it began, but it does always work out in some way. The beginning of 2014 wasn’t the greatest, and this year has been a roller-coaster of emotions and events, but I made it through, which I never thought I would.
The other day, I watched the film White Christmas with my mama, and in this film, Bing Crosby sings the most simple, yet uplifting song ever called ‘Count your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)’ and I think this is the best advice ever. Often in day to day life, we become so overwhelmed with stress and negativity and all the things we don’t have, that we forgot to look around and thank the heavens for what we do have.
As this will be my last blog of 2014, I have decided to count my blessings and thank the universe for one big blessing in my life; the Old Pharmacy.
The Old Pharmacy is my family’s new home and it is beyond beautiful. One of the oldest buildings in my small village, this house has harboured many a family and has silently watched Solva grow and evolve with the times. This building has been a home, a pharmacy, a restaurant and hopefully soon a tearoom, but to me it will always be a miracle. I am aware that ‘miracle’ is a very dramatic word to be used in reference to a house, but I think it all depends if you believe in fate and universal signs…
We all have blessings in our life, and sometimes they are big and other times they are small. So, for 2015, my resolutions will be to count my blessings and thank the heavens that I have them to count, because often I have forgotten them.
“When I’m worried and I can’t sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
I fall asleep counting my blessings”
– Bing Crosby, White Christmas
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been reading my blogs and keeping up to date with them, I am truly grateful and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.