There's a quote I love:
"Was it a shitty day, or a shitty 5 minutes and you've been milking it all day?"
I reflect tonight and ask myself,
"Was it a shitty year, or a shitty few days and you've been milking it all year?"
It was a hard year.
It was more than a few days, more than a few weeks.
It was months.
And more than a few.
Numerous health scares for my mother.
Shingles on my face.
Ending the year with making the decision to let my beloved Banjo go.
A decision that was painful and still haunts me.
All of it tends to over-shadow the good stuff.
I have to look hard to see it sometimes.
Hardships teach and sometimes have a silver lining.
Nights by myself in Saskatoon hospital/hotels by myself - validation that I am strong.
Scare of shingles moving to my eye - time at home snoozing with my kitty.
Just Banjo and I on his last day, on the couch watching cheesy Christmas movies.
And there were truly special times too:
Another perfect Vancouver Island vacation.
Mini-vacations of Calgary, Banff and the Moose Jaw spa.
Continuous perfection of my craft/computer room sanctuary.
I look back at 2017 and say good-bye and I greet 2018 with Hope, Optimism and Gratitude.
Because life continues...
Wishing you a year full of HEALTH, HAPPINESS and PEACE.