2014 - A Year of Thanks.

January 1st, 2015, 1pm

It was 3°C with few clouds. The breeze was gentle.

This year (2014) I decided to keep a note of things I am grateful for. To look back on at the end of the year and reflect. There was no goal, no need to write one thank you a day or a week or a month. Just when the inspiration struck. And here we are in 2015, just what was I thankful for through last year?

Out of 17 notes :

  • The majority, 7 out of 17, were written in January.
  • Four of them are to do with friendship.
  • Six are of a spiritual nature.
  • Three have been timely reminders to me today.

It is the lessons in those last three I want to highlight. On 16th March 2014 I saw a TED talk by an inspirational young man named Sam Berns. It taught me three things :

  • First be ok with what you can’t do because there is so much you can do!

  • Second, surround yourself with people you want to be around.

  • Third, whatever happens, keep moving forward.

On Nov 11th 2014 after a bit of a health scare, I got the all clear. That scare taught me to be grateful for what I have and to focus on what is important to me.

Here’s to 2015! I am excited to see what lies in store.

Adrian, David Wade and Christine said thanks.

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Paul B

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