Sitting here on November 3, 2012 and I am blown away that it’s almost the end of the year and what have I done so far? Personally I haven’t achieved much but that’s not why I write this. My friend Twiggy passed away in August and life changed – not dramatically but enough to make me take stock and look at things in a different light.
How am I fairing? Actually better than I expected. I miss her yes but I still feel like she’s here annoying the crap out of me, letting me make mistakes and then helping me through them all – I can’t ask for more than that – she inspired me to be myself and while it’s taken a very very long time I think I’ve got a handle on myself.
A lot of people I know truly don’t get me and find it difficult to understand how I can be happy every day but that only helps to inspire me to do more.
Have you ever walked into a shop, bank, anywhere and someone asks “How are you today?” – My answer has always been “Great! Or Fantastic!” – do you have any idea how many people respond in utter shock saying “I don’t think anyone has ever said that to me!” What a shame to think that everyone is so wrapped up in what they are doing they forgot to feel really fantastic!
Try it – when next someone asks “How are you today?” What the reaction when you tell them you are better than great! It’s an awesome thing!
My year has a couple of weeks to go and frankly I feel fantastic – I have plans ahead for Christmas presents already and I hope to finish shopping by the end of this month. That way I can enjoy the Christmas season without having to worry about what people want.