The last day of 2011 finds me in reflective mood. What has gone? How has it shaped me? What will I make of it all?

My path is my own. That is my main lesson of the last few years. Whatever I do I need to do with my all, not part of me wishing, hoping, I was somewhere else. Yes, here, on the last day of the year, I think I can see clearly that my destiny will be moulded by me. Circumstance, yes; others, to be sure; luck, no question; but crucially, underlining it all, is the simple truth that I, with my whole being, can affect my life for good by striving for the things that mean the most to me.

I have spent the last few days caring for my sick little girl – a nasty cold that has wiped her out. From that frailty I have been able to be as close to her as ever and I have reckoned on her, on what her life holds, and of how I can best help her. I think the truth I have discovered of maximising what means the most for you is one I shall try my best to impart to her. That way round she can be fulfilled and be the best support her society could ask for.

Yesterday I wrote about resolutions, about how they can be a true building block for good. Well today I make my first resolution – to in 2012 stand firm to my belief that I must strive for what I believe in and do so with 100% commitment at all times. 

And I will do so with a smile on my face and a lightness in my spirit.

May you find true happiness in the year ahead and impart much joy to others.

Thankyou for reading this blog. December has been the most read month ever. I find it a privilege to write it and a true and precious delight!

Much love,