Along the same lines here Marie, even though my job comes to an end soon I have always had this poem by Rudyard Kipling on my office notice board and I shall be taking it with me and so my resolution is to put some of it into practice although I still dream of reopening the Gillies Rest though.
IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
Happy New Year and Hogmanay to all here! MOTG, this forum and each of you have brought great joy into my life this past year and I hope I've somehow contributed something positive to yours. My resolution is simply to live life to the fullest of my abilities, or as they said in the movie Titanic - to make each day count!
Wow! I remember when Marit was born, I can't believe that was six years ago!
We had quite a good evening just the two of us,we watched Gary Barlow on tv and Big Ben strike 12, then the fabulous fireworks. Our little road was completely dead, not a soul about, I felt like running outside and shouting Happy New Year but they would have thought me insane
We've spent the day with my brother and his wife today, it's 12 years exactly since my dear mother passed away, so always a sad day for me to remember everything that happened on that tragic day.
We had our annual NYE pot luck party here at our little airport. About 40 friends and neighbors and lots and lots and lots of food - topped off for me with few drams of Glenmorangie. Fireworks on the 70" tele then to take the chill off the evening we have a nice bonfire just outside my back deck and it was still burning when I awoke today.
New Year's Day is quiet - a day of watching various college football games here and/or the Dr. Who and Tudors marathons on BBC America.
Sounds like fun Glen, you have such a friendly community around you
Jeff and I went to my brother and his family for the day, they live about 30 miles away. My brother has recently retired. We had a good old chat and a splendid lunch, his son and girlfriend also popped in so it was good to see them all. It has been such a miserably damp, wet day, we came home before dark to settle cosy in for the rest of the day.