The holiday dust has settled and for many the optimism with which they met the New Year and made resolutions has been replaced by unhappiness and frustration as life returns to the way it used to be. Here, Anne Pink reminds us to focus on things we are grateful for and to take change, one step at a time.
Isn’t it funny how we find something to complain about, no matter how things are? About three weeks ago I was out in my little back garden which is flanked by a footpath, quietly watering my tomato plants. It hadn’t rained for a while and I was obliged to use the hose: the water in my rainwater butt had run out
Do you feel optimistic? I try hard not to, but what with waking up every day cheerful, having a fairly happy disposition and a new partner who thinks I’m lovely, well, it’s difficult to be miserable. I would be if I could, I am sure. I really find optimists hard to bear.
You may have noticed, over the weeks, that I am not really an optimist. Don’t misunderstand: I’m not a pessimist either. I just try really hard to see things as they are and deal with them as they occur. This week I am feeling different.
It has been an exciting and inspiring week for me, starting with a meeting at which I met many of those who are putting Champions Club on its feet. A new redesigned web-site is almost ready to go, great plans area afoot and the stalwarts who have been doing all the work developing this organisation are beginning to sense that fruition is just around the corner