Shake it off

Welcome to 2012 šŸ™‚

I have decided to shake off 2011. I’m not often pleased to see the back of a year but for so many reasons (some of which I talked about here), I am this time. Look at it, learn from it and then push on into all the glorious possibilities of a fresh-out-of-the-box year, is what I am going to do.

So with that in mind, when I recently saw this sign in a shop, I took it as, well….a sign (sorry, couldn’t resist).

This is what it said:

Life. Find a passion and pursue it. Fall in love. Dream big. Drink wine, eat great food and spend quality time with good friends. Laugh every day. Believe in magic. Tell stories. Reminisce about the good old days but look with optimism to the future. Travel often. Learn more. Be creative. Spend time with people you admire. Seize opportunities when they reveal themselves. Love with all your heart. Never give up. Do what you love. Be true to who you are. Make time to enjoy the simple things in life. Spend time with family. Forgive even when it’s hard. Smile often. Be grateful. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Follow your dreams. Try new things. Work hard. Don’t count the minutes, count the laughs. Embrace change. Trust in yourself. Be thankful. Be nice to everyone. Be happy. Live for today. And above all…make every moment count.

Kinda says it all, doesn’t it? If each one of us took on just one of these for this year, the world would be a better place. Why not pick out one or two and try living with that in mind? You never know what might happen!

11 thoughts on “Shake it off

  1. It doesn’t surprise me that this sign “spoke to you”. The reality is that you already do most of these things in your life – maybe that’s why I love you so much šŸ™‚

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    • Awww, thank you šŸ™‚ And thank you for the room to be completely me. None of the things on that sign would be worth doing without you x Ps. I do agree that I do the ‘drink wine’ one quite well!

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  2. Based on the previous comment, looks like you do the ‘Fall in love’ one quite well, too. You two are adorable (get a room, would ya? šŸ˜‰ ). Thanks for sharing. I’ll take it as a ‘sign’ of good things to come in ’12.

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  3. That’s quite a list, Susannah! But I agree it’s a great list and I need a copy on my wall. I hope 2012 brings you everything you want. One thing you need to add – Keep writing!

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    • Yes, it’s extensive! And yes, for me personally, writing is on there šŸ™‚ The only other thing I think the list is missing is “Read”. Should have added that one in myself!

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  4. Love what you said in your ‘Shake it off’, like Graham said you already do a lot of those things that are listed there. Hope you like the ‘Snow- 7%’ I have sent you separately. Love you!

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