Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year!

I went out for a walk in the late afternoon yesterday. The rain was taking a short break and I took this shot as the sun was setting over the tracks and on 2015.

























I always enjoy reading Neil Gaiman's New Year wishes. He didn't write a new one this year, instead here's last year's wish.

Be kind to yourself in the year ahead.
Remember to forgive yourself, and to forgive others. It's too easy to be outraged these days, so much harder to change things, to reach out, to understand.
Try to make your time matter: minutes and hours and days and weeks can blow away like dead leaves, with nothing to show but time you spent not quite ever doing things, or time you spent waiting to begin.
Meet new people and talk to them. Make new things and show them to people who might enjoy them.
Hug too much. Smile too much. And, when you can, love.
~ Neil Gaiman

Wise words.

13 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Happy New Year.

Sian said...

Wise words indeed. Hoping there is a good year ahead for you

Maggie said...

I love your sun going down on the year. Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope all your worries are sorted this term.

Cheri said...

Great shot Fiona! And what a great way to usher out the old year.

Dee said...

A wise man indeed.

Louise H said...

Happy New Year, hope 2016 is good to you and yours. What a fantastic quote, much better than New Year resolutions! x

Jo said...

Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is a great one for you x

Patio Postcards said...

Wise & great words to start the year with. Yes aren't we are continuously outraged society .. deep breathe & let it go. I like your photo, I always enjoy a leading photo ...

Louise said...

Happy New year to you all Fiona x

My not so simple life said...

Lovely words and a lovely photo :) Happy new year!

Sandra said...

Wishing you and your lovely family a very happy new year xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I especially like those last five words. Thanks for sharing.
Rinda

Susanne said...

Happy New Year to you and yours.