Hia Anna2 I appreciate there are many feeling the same way for different reasons and if I understand correctly like you I am too very fortunate to have the support around me. I’m not one for new year resolutions or have a bucket list. I have since finding this forum and since my diagnosis viewed a lot of things differently, my perspective has changed, and is still to be honest, your perspective of the new year brings x,y,z and for me a,b,c we all have different coping strategies,and whislt new year pings on my phone were similar, I feel it is just another date on the calendar isn’t it? I have learned along this rollercoaster of a ride that with the ups and the downs, I now relate to as phases, that is how I see them and they do pass. There is no down without an up, as we navigate what is thrown into the mix on a not so good day then so be it, I can’t change it. I try to remain a glass half full kind of person and yes some days it is hard but it’s not every day and this is what I focus on. If you feeling Eeyore as he said…
“The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.” Eeyore I would say
“The nicest thing about the rain is the sun can come out and a rainbow appears
I’m sending you a verse that my daughter sent me a few years ago and have posted this previously on the creative corner, I hope this helps
My daughter sent me this, wonderful analogy: it made me smile
You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, (or your arm shakes!) making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee?
“Because you bumped into me!”
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in the cup, had there of been tea in the cup you would have spilled tea
“Whatever is inside the cup is what will spill out”
Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out
“So, we have to ask ourselves…. What’s in my cup?”
When life gets tough what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
Life provides the cup, YOU choose how to fill it
Today let’ work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation and kindness, gentleness and love for others
Shared from a friend whose cup is full of inspiration
Sending you health and happiness and hope