22 December 2012

A time to ponder

This time of year is a time to celebrate - but also a time to step back, look over the past year and those beyond it, and reflect on where we are now.

Just this afternoon, two of my friends have blogged within just minutes of each other.  One celebrating her year, so full of fun and friendship, travel and tantalising tastes, that she says she has been too busy to blog about them.  Another looking back at Christmasses past, spent with a loved one who is no longer with her in person, but clearly still very much in her heart and her mind.

Two very different blogs, two very different people, yet both have been important people in my life. 

This afternoon, they have both made me realise that this is the perfect time of year for remembering all those people who are or have been important to me.  All those who have helped shape the person I am now.  All those who have been there for me when I needed them.  All those who have contributed to my huge stash of happy memories - so many good times to look back on, from so many eras.  And all those who love me for who I am.  You know who you are.

For all of you - friends and family, past and present, I wish you the very best of Christmasses and a wonderful 2013, together with a huge thank you for being part of my life.

(And just in case you're getting worried, don't - the soppy phase will pass pretty soon, and I'll be back to my usual stiff-upper-lip British self!)


Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear said...

Oh Hils.....whatever would have I done without you? My accomplice in so many jaunts! Merry Ch5ristmas!

Anonymous said...

..... :)