I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets shorter because the things you want can’t be bought. I always approach this time of year initially with a certain amount of reticence. I’m thankful for family and friends all over the world. I’m an Aussie, so let’s face it, it’ll always be home even if I never went back.I’m also thankful for family and friends further afield…..’cause let’s face it, most of mine are spread over 10 countries. Bit of a bloody hike to catch up with everyone over a week. Not even going to try!I do however love and appreciate you all. And that includes all of you my faithful followers and art lovers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following me on this weird and crazy journey.While we're talking about thanks, let me dig a bit deeper.I’m thankful for the little things. Like a roof over my head and food when I’m hungry. I think sometimes we forget the little things that so many others don’t have the luxury of taking for granted. How you approach that one is none of my business, I just know that around this time of year, I try and be more patient and more appreciative of these small things that make up life for me.And of course, for many of us, it’s ‘that' time of year again.Christmas and New Year for me at least is for assessing how I did in the year passed, deciding in a part of my mind what I want to achieve in the year that’s just around the corner, and when I start thinking about things I might have wanted to have turn out differently one way or another in my past as well. I’m kinda OCD like that. Good enough is never good enough. Especially with anything I do
art wise, or music wise.Summary for me though, is that I'm really looking forward to
what ever hits me in the face in 2019 and have put 2018 into a box filed 'experience'. If any of this resonates with you, here’s what I’d like you to do over the next 10 days of craziness.Be patient with yourself and others, but mostly yourself. If you missed a goal this past year, that’s OK, there’s always the coming year.Love yourself as much as others love you.Make TIME for YOU, not just everyone else. Time for yourself is so important and it’s something that has taken me way too many years to work out. I still have to kick myself sometimes to focus again on that.
Most of all ......... here’s hoping you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and great New Year.
Ya see.....the older you get, the more you realize that it isn't about "things", or pride or ego or anything else physical. It's about our hearts, and whom they beat for. Your heart has to listen to your own soul as well as everyone else's noise though. Please remember that.
That's all from me.
Much love and stay safe. Talk in 2019