Friday, December 07, 2012
My son is going on holidays on the 17th December for a couple of weeks, he is a 2IC (second in charge) at an electrical distributors about an hour (each way) away from home by car. He is a loyal employee and does long hours and goes the extra mile for customers with a cheeky way about him. (non biased Mums opinion).
I noticed he is a lot cheerier at home and making more cheeky comments than usual. One night he came home and I had his chicken soup on the table ready. No veges or chicken visible as the other sibling is allergic to seeing them (sigh). He asked if that was all there was and I said yes no lumps in this one. So he ate it or drank it I should say and went off to his room , not realizing he had a meal as well in the oven.
Well for the next week I got teased (relentlessly I might add) about starving him and being on rations etc, he he .
That is the trailer....
to my thought that we are very fickle people really , the idea of holidays has really brightened him up and it made me think about New Years Day. (finally you are thinking here comes the point ).
It really is just another day in the year, but for me at least it brings a sort of relief that the old year is over and a new beginning is on it's way.
I haven't failed yet or hurt anyones feelings or said a dumb parent trying to be helpful but adding pressure comment. I haven't put on weight or had chest pain yet, haven't got any bills or had anything break down and I can relax and look forward to a great year.
It really is a great day and I get a totally different feeling on that day to other days.
I wondered if it was only me or if it affected others in the same way, because I'm all for a calendar that has January 1 on each page...
So it comes down to looking at each day as though... it were Jan 1st and not putting expectations of DOOM on it. Looking at the day as though great things are possible every day for me and my family and for you too.
Just a thought...