As the final day of 2017 ticks by I find myself rather melancholic. It’s not been the most wonderful year of my life, with some really hard punches landed which have winded me,(but not enough to knock me out.) There have also been many wonderful days of laughter, love and achievement.
I like to think I’m an optimist but I always struggle at New Year. It’s not that I don’t think wonderful days lie ahead, but rather the thought of what changes it may bring terrify me.
Life is not something I take for granted, so tonight as I gather with friends I will keep it simple. I’ll toast the New Year and it’s many possibilities but in my heart I will make only one wish,
That all those I hold dear will once again clink glasses, send texts and messages, or chat on the phone this day next year.
And for you too my readers and friends, I wish you and your families, health and happiness in the year ahead.