To all my regular readers, to you who have been part of my life, to those who have been in my courses,my training around the world, to you I have yet to meet, a very Happy New Year, and may all your wishes come to fruitions, and may 2010 may be as a great person who has seen my future told me, be a Golden Year for us all.
Apart from the great build-up to the festive season for me, the actual Christmas Day and New Year Day held no real celebrations, as I was flying all Christmas Day from England to Malaysia, and I fell asleep at 11pm New Years Eve, missing the change from the “Noughties” to the “Tennies“, (2009 – 2010).
Celebrations were held on New Year’s Day here in Bukit Mertajam, not to celebrate the coming of the new year, as in the Chinese culture, the Chinese New Year (14th February 2010), marks a bigger time, the most significant part or festive time of their calendar.
It was the 70th birthday of my sister-in-law, still undergoing treatment for cancer, still requiring attention and constant support.
Perhaps, you like me had time to reflect on the past year, being able to review like my blog here, some of the past year’s events that had some significants to us.
During the year, I had lost relatives, friends, acquaintances, maybe through death, maybe because we had different views, maybe because we had found new directions for our lives, our businesses, our work, our downtime, our playtime, maybe because we had found new friends, formed new relationships which conflict with existing relationships, found new things to take our attention and time.
During the year, I had been used, my eagerness to help, to give, had been abused by others many times for their own short time gain.
During the year, I had seen many changes in the world, with new issues facing us including the big Global Warming issue. I had seen town centers changing, with major retail outlets closing down, and new business’s with new names and products taking over.
During the year, I had seen many relationships change, new partners, divorces.
During the year, I had been upset by the losses the changes that had taken place.
During the year, I have met many new people, kind, open people, formed new relationships, as I visited many countries around the world.
During the year, I have witnessed people form new relationships with success where others had failed.
During the year, I have seen and helped people make changes to their lives for the better.
During the year, I have seen children bloom and blossom, where once there was failure now is success.
During the year, I have seen new lives been born into our world, human, animal and plants, and watched them grow.
During the year, I have made new relationships in my personal, business and family life.
During the year, I have made old and existing relationships stronger.
During the year, I have given my time and effort willingly and freely, to put back into the world, the community, what it has given me. I joined Rotary Club.
During the year, I have learned many new ideas, subjects and things, and realised that I do not know everything, and that each and every one of us has a different cat on the mat, different belief systems, be those for culture, politics, religion or nationalistic reasons, and no-one is right, no-one is correct, no-one has the whole answer.
During the year, I have realised that I should dwell on the good things that have happened, the good intention each of us have, and the good which will come.
Now in 2010 I hope I have learned from my mistakes that have gone and been finished with, and to look to the future in a POSITIVE way, to give more than I take, to be more tolerant, and not hold a grudge against others who do me wrong or take a different route in business or life to the journey I am on.
There is a Susan Boyle in us all, all we have to do is Dream the Dream of Dreams..