November 17, 2015, Chino Valley- I will have more to say about the year that is winding to a close, when my 65th birthday comes along. Day 2 of Positivity Week has, as its theme, the topic of how this year has been positive.
Any given year has its light and shadow. I am sad for those who have suffered losses this year, and it seems there are no shortage of friends and extended family, in that regard. The only positive aspect of loss is that the departed is no longer suffering. This is cold comfort to the bereaved.
My most positive memories of this year will revolve around the places I visited and revisited- and the work I have been doing for the past month or so. Most important has been that this work has sent me flying out of my comfort zone, in terms of working towards an Elementary Teaching Certificate, after 39 years in the profession.
Seeing my son enjoy a year of relative success is also a major positive. He has continued to do me nothing but proud, and has established himself fully as a responsible adult.
2015’s positivity lies mainly in the lessons I have drawn from its events, about which more next weekend.