1st January 2021
I have 3 reasons for celebrating today
1. Happy New Year to you all
And thank you to those who have read and commented on my blog over the last year. All your encouragement is much appreciated. With more than 65,000 visits, I feel that my words are getting out there in some way or other. Please keep the comments coming, especially if you have any ideas or suggestions to make. I think seriously about every comment I get knowing that they’re rarely given lightly.
If you would like to be a guest writer on my blog and have anything you would like to be published please do let me know.
How are you going into 2021?
Are you fearful, bringing with you anxieties from 2020, that strange year that most people want to run from as quickly as possible? Are you able to leave behind those worries and start this year with a clean page, a new chapter of your life?
Myself, I found so much joy last year that I can only hope that, in some ways, 2021 brings me at least the same again. Obviously, I don’t mean that I don’t also hope that we come out of the pandemic, of course I do. But it was because of the pandemic that I found myself at my computer and gave myself the permission, at last, to call myself a writer. Having a short story published half way through the year helped too.
So, I wish you blessings for 2021 the Gaelic way:
May your giving hand never fail you.
Many people told me during the second half of November, that they’d put the tree up and decorated the house early this year to give themselves “a little lift” , “a bit of joy” to help them live through the unending, depressing and constant bad news that just seemed to permeate our skin and become part of us.
We even sang the Salve Regina at the end.