How have your 2008 been?
Mine has been a turbulence year.
But of course compared to those who suffered in the natural calamities, I am far more fortunate than them.
But judging from a urban professional standard, my 2008 has been challenging in all aspect of life. it has been a long uphill for me this year. At work, I experienced passion drought and was toying the idea of quitting my appointment. In terms of health, I have fallen ill so many times this year. I used to be MC free the whole year. Even my December period was plague by Sunny's erratic toilet behaviour, and that stressed me up greatly.
Do one grow wiser as one goes through trials?
As I aged, I get more fearful at this period of the year, crossing over to a new year. Somehow, having to face another year with the same mundane tasks at work send a chill in my spine.
Is it time to do some changes?
I was reading Anthony Yeo's weekly column, and he wrote:
" ... One can begin by learning to want what one has in life, instead of yearning to have what one wants.
People tend to strive for what they want and when they have it, they may not want it but something else.
This demands a spirit of gratitude for what one already has. Being grateful means appreciating what you have, making the most of and being contented with what you have, without envying others for what they have.
Then you can learn to live within your means, being mindful of saving for a rainy day without being consumed with the desire for more. ..."Though I have seldom envy what others have and I have not, I must be appreciative to what I have and make the most out of what I have.
What about you?
What is your resolution for 2009?
Hope the coming 2009 will be one of good health and smooth sailing for all of us.