“What is the key to a good life? Happiness! And how do you get that? It’s not about money and what you know – it’s about keeping your eyes open. Living in the moment. Noticing the little things. Not stressing and embracing the moment. Having faith that life is moving along as it should. Be grateful. Think about what you have and not what you don’t have. Surround yourself with good people and spread a little of your happiness everywhere you go.”
I often wish this were true. Friendships are so important and so vital – as you get older I think your social groups gets smaller but better, you know what you want and who you want to spend time with and I think you get less tolerant to some of the things you were prepared to put up with when you were younger. I see many people neglect their friends and it always baffles me. I cherish my friendships – each and every one of them – I am so grateful for these people and hope I am a good friend to them in return. 2014 is goign to be all about doing the things I love with the people I love.
I recently stumbled across this quote and I think it is beautiful. Joanne Harris wrote the book Chocolat – this is from her book the girl with no shadow, which I am yet to read but which is now in my possession. I love the ‘….thoughts that wonder off the edge of the world.’ I am totally adopting that to explain my way of thinking.
People try too hard sometimes and forget to just enjoy themselves. I truely believe you meet people in weird and wonderful ways – the right people just come into your life – life has a funny way of working out like that and working out just what you need even before you have worked it out for yourself. Don’t dismiss these ‘chance’ meetings – for I really don’t believe in that – I think that you meet people for a reason – that you both have something to bring to each others lives.
And this is here to remind me to start writing properly again – lately I have not had the time – what with working full time and studying two courses but I am determined to manage my time even better this year. Onwards and upwards and hopefully my award winning manuscript will get written and make me rich!
And this is the first thing I will buy when I become rich. OK, maybe not – this is just something I really want – I don’t need but hey!
Hope you are all having a really lovely 2014 so far!
Normally blogging will resume soon ;o)