All of you will be making New Year resolutions – and good luck to you! I will make a resolution or two which I intend in braking just a few minutes after I’ve made them. All fairs in love and war, as they say. I’ve had a Christmas that would delight and move – have I hell, I’ve just sat on the sofa with a face that would do the memory of Nightmare on Elm Street fine but there we are. Christmas is gone and the New Year is upon us, champagne corkscrews and an eyeful of bunting to help it on its way.
Thinking about these ‘resolutions’, why are people so dull enough to make them? This is a wonderful cop out for human nature, isn’t it? I won’t do this anymore, I won’t do that – dear me, it sounds so right somehow. Spot on………then the morning arrives and all the resolutions have gone on Father Christmas’s chariot. Nice while it lasted.
So to conclude, I resolve to do nothing about resolutions. Nothing comes of nothing and that’s just the way I it like to be.
Anyway, now it’s all over and the New Year is just beginning, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Let joy be your companion in this we call ‘life’. For some it’s a difficult process, for others it’s as easy opening the front door. For many it just is.
All I can say is, that look out for the ones that struggle and experience a hard time. They deserve more consideration. Certainly they deserve more than me. The New Year is upon us and so the challenges get greater and more complex. The European Union will get heavens knows where, the debt crisis will get ever so burdensome and the NHS will get worse. It’s all plain sailing really, depending on your point of view.
In the final analysis, all we can do is to keep our fingers crossed and live in hope (‘hope’ is a trendy word at the moment). Hope that the New Year will be better than the last one.
And there we are, ladies and gentleman. That’s all we have left, hope, anything else is just pie in the sky!