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Saying goodbye to 2011...

We're just about to head out for some last minute shopping to get us through the public holiday and then tonight - for the first time in years - we're heading out for a New Year's Eve party as a family. So, I won't be here for my usual New Year's Eve ritual tonight, but I'll do it tomorrow instead.

I like to meditate on what I want for the coming year and so on, but if you read yesterday's post you'll know I'm not doing that this year. Instead I'm going to let life take its course. I'll focus on the day-to-day and let the big picture take care of itself in 2012.

Whatever you're doing tonight, whether you'll be partying on with family and friends or having a quiet night in, or even an early night, I want to wish a Very HAPPY 2012! I hope it brings you many happy memories in the creation of the every day. I hope 2012 brings you love and laughter - take every opportunity to laugh. Laughter heals and it strengthens the soul, so laugh whenever you can! Be open to laughing at yourself. To many people take themselves too seriously, trying to be self-important and right all the time. Being right is highly overrated. Some wise person once asked, 'Do you want to right or do you want to be happy?' I say happiness is a gift that should never be passed up, because you just don't know when it will come around again. So, if you have to choose between being right and being happy, choose to be happy!

Laugh at yourself. Have a laugh with others when they offer you that opportunity. Don't borrow trouble. Don't look for the cloud in every silver lining. Don't tell the clown his shoes are a safety hazard. Don't trample on other people's joys just for the satisfaction of putting them in their place.

Be generous. Let other people be wrong and don't let on! Live and let live.

Laugh! Have a Happy New Year and let others have one, too!


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