Tuesday, December 31, 2013

here's to 2013.... a great bunch of months

So on the morning of January 1st 2013, I climbed out of my igloo and said "this is going to be a good year". I can't say everything has gone to plan. In fact quiet a bit has gone wrong this year. But looking back I think there are more UPs than DOWNs. And that's the way life goes. You have to take the good with the bad and no matter what still come out smiling because that's the only way you'll make it to the next year.

This year I've lost some friends and family and gained some more. Some people have drifted away and others have drifted closer. I've had successes and defeats, happiness and sadness. But each and every moment in 2013 has made me the man I am on December 31st 2013. I have much clearer idea of where I am and where I'm going (but still with a good bit of room for surprises).

So here I am, counting down the hours, minutes and seconds until 2014 knowing that 2014 will be a good year, just like 2013 was before it. So as I look back on 2013 all I have to say is "Thank You". Thank you to everyone who made 2013 the year it was. If you're still with us, I look forward to our worlds colliding in 2014 and to those who have passed on I can only hope you have found peace from suffering. All I ask of my friends is to stay in touch with each other. In a world where everyone is connected, it can easy to get isolated.

I'll finish with a nice quote by Neil Gaiman:
'May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.'

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