46 days to Antarctica..."Auld Lang Syne" HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL !!!
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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu
“Happy New Year One and All!” May 2022 be filled only with all things Joyful and Wonderful for us All! Wishing you each and every one, the very best for the year ahead! Sending glad and happy tidings to you All. I hope that you are enjoying the Season and for those who believe, The Twelve Days Of Christmas. Thank you for joining me. I hope that your week has been a good one as you farewelled 2021 and welcomed 2022. Let’s hope that this is our best year yet!
The “Magic Of Christmas” has been at play in my life, for which I am grateful! Schrodie is fine and didn’t eat the plastic afterall. I am unbelievably grateful. I know that he is smart enough to rip open the plastic and get the treats. He had four x-rays over two days with two barium meals, which were clear as I hunted for the plastic. I wish he hadn’t had x-rays. I couldn’t risk him dying from a blockage caused by the plastic creating an obstruction in his system. On Wednesday after sleepless, anxious days and nights I went back to the bits of plastic I had found initially and carefully tried to piece the packaging together, with my wobbly, trembling hands. Most of it was there, happily. I cancelled the further scheduled x-rays after his second barium meal. The situation had triggered me and I was re-traumatised. In my panic I didn’t see all the plastic wrapper. I am glad that my Darling Schrodie is well. His temperament and playfulness had been untempered and indicated that he was fine but his stoic nature never easily indicates illness or problems. At times, initially I can be and was triggered and went into panic, then I force myself to stop and breathe and allow my reason and rationale to work.
Panic for me, in the rare instance it still happens, is temporary, for which I am grateful. Panic is a terrible condition with serious ramifications if left to stew unchecked. It manifests physically. I am glad that this situation was temporary. Eating the plastic went against Schrodie’s character and nature but he was distressed, as was I.
Without the plastic in its entirety, I couldn't be sure that he was safe. Distress can make fools of us all, allowing us to behave out of character and do the unlikeliest of things at times. Luckily it is a temporary condition. Any and all actions can be addressed and situations can usually be restored. The Magic of Christmas and the New Year fill me with anticipation and excitement of what lies ahead.
We have had a good week, fun-filled and joyful, playing in the sunshine with a balance in the cooler, wet days. Meeting up with friends has been wonderful, as always! This will be a year of firsts, doing new things and I cannot wait. People have approached me about new opportunities to do the work I want, helping people, which is unexpected, exciting and optimistic although I take everything with a grain of salt.
This is a brief post. I hope that you are enjoying every moment of every day as much as possible. Try to let go of fear. Most importantly, try never to make decisions based in fear. Base your decisions and choices from facts not fear. Step into your New Year and your future excitedly and courageously to achieve your goals. Think carefully about what you want in life and what will make you happy. Focus these decisions on yourself, not others.
I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions but I do believe that this is something that we all must do continually throughout our lives, SHINE!!!
At times in my life, I have dimmed my light to hide and avoid unwanted attention. Negative and positive unwanted attention was a complication that I tried to avoid.
I learned the hard way that dimming your light comes at a hefty price.
From experience and with love I tell you, don't ever dim your light for anyone. Most especially, don't ever let anyone else dim your light. Many will try to make themselves feel better. Never Yield! Never Surrender! Never dim your light!
As the second anniversary of the Morton Bushfire stealing my life approaches, this is a very hard and emotional time for me. I have been having nightmares about moving into my new home when the bushfire rebuild is complete. I try to focus on the excitement and the joys ahead rather than the scary, sometimes terrifying unknowns and the upcoming trials that I will face. One breath at a time. One baby step at a time. We walk into our bright and happy future, leaving the darkness behind us. One step at a time. Just like Lao Tzu says. The first step is always the hardest and the most important. The journey eventually becomes easier as it progresses.
Please remember to do one small thing each day that fills your heart with joy. Smile and laugh when it’s seems hardest to do so and every day. Do one thing every day that scares you.
Thank you for your company. As always, I hope that you feel better leaving Schrodie’s Mummy than when you arrived. I hope you enjoy my other posts and pages. May they interest, inspire and delight you in some way, as they do, me. Please refer anyone that you think might benefit from visiting us here. May you enjoy this week’s Song of the Week, “Auld Lang Syne”, the traditional New Year’s Song which was first sung in the 1700's and the expression recorded in the1600’s. We must all Celebrate in combination, our past, our present and our future, together!
Take care, stay happy and well.
I will continue to post on Sunday or as close to, as life allows. Pages will be added on Wednesday and Friday.
Bye for now.
Watch this space...
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