At New Year I always enjoy spending time setting my goals for the coming year. I can usually do this fairly easily but, back in January, I struggled to find anything very meaningful to write down. As winter wore on, however, I decided it was time to move and suddenly the (metaphorical) fog lifted and things began to fall into place.
It has turned out to be a busy year with a house move and a hip replacement. It has also been a year of lessons in patience – and clearly I needed to work on this as the lessons have been many! That said, the trip through the year has probably been smoother and more interesting than anything I could have planned. Everything that needed to happen, fell into place very nicely and I can look back with joy and gratitude.
As another New Year approaches, I am content to look forward to having my other hip replaced (hopefully in February) and then see what the rest of the year brings. Something else I have learned over this year is that there is a difference between having no plans and being alert for opportunities so I shall be alert too and see what comes my way.
So, whatever your plans are, remember to be alert – like this squirrel, who was quick to spot his opportunity to stock up for winter!