Tuesday, 25 December 2012

It's a wonderful life.

   Is on over the holidays and along with the Queens speech, turkey and mince pies, leaves you in no doubt that Christmas has finally arrived.
   The year is ending really well and it's the oddest thing that has made the difference. I've finally finished reading my unenjoyable but thought provoking book. Towards the end came the following lines "The Oceans ebb and flow for You. The birds sing for You. The Sun rises and sets for you. The stars come out for You." It's very close to a bad chat up line, isn't it? but the next day when I woke, I continued the sentiment. The birds were indeed singing (for me) the coffee jar was there in the cupboard and the kettle was boiling for me. There was a seat on the train, next to a very nice smelling lady and a rather annoying child. All for me!
   It really changed my day and has continued. Even when things don't go to plan or would be thought negative, the mere fact that it's happened for me and only me. Seems to change it into something easily accepted and promptly dismissable if needed to be.
   My last bit of work before Christmas was Sunday morning. A kitchen tap change, for a customer I haven't seen for just over a year. Since then he and his wife have separated and divorced. The company he works for is having financial difficulties and to topall this, he was burgled on Friday. He described his year as "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." You see what a good education can give you. The chance to quote Dickens when life's crap. How I felt for him and applauded his positive stance. I feel my year is ending the same as his :-)

Onwards and upwards in the pursuit of fulfillment and happyness.  Merry Christmas xxx          


  1. Mery Christmas to you Jen and I wish you a brilliant 2013 :-)

  2. I hope you had a good one, I am late to the party because I haven't been keeping up with everyone's blogs very well.

    We need to change the tap in our kitchen. What a piece of crap.

  3. And one little whiny complaint... the word recognition thing is so damn hard to see... then you add the caveat that you need to approve our comments. So why have the word recognition thing at all? It would make it easier to comment if you didn't....

  4. Hi Aims, the word recognition thing is standard and nothing I've added. However I know you hate it and I could delete a comment if I needed to. So I'll see if I can work out how to remove it :~)