Don’t say goodbye…..

I’ve read a few posts where a resounding goodbye is made to old 2022, then door firmly shut and an optimistic face put forward.

I was thinking about that this morning in the bumbling about way my mind works, and it occurred to me that slamming the door on the old year, as one might on an old relationship might not be wise.

There are things I treasured about this year; events, people, lessons learned, and lessons relearned.

I don’t want to even forget about the difficult things, from which we learn and grow.

I sort of just want to gently shut the door, and give thanks.

This bit below says far more clearly my own thoughts.

Vedanta Kesari means ‘Lion of Vedanta’ and is a cultural and spiritual English monthly magazine published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

No matter what you believe in, or do not believe in, (and truthfully it doesn’t matter), there is comfort to be found in these words.

So, that’s about all the wisdom here at North of 43. I wish a happier New Year for everyone.


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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

18 thoughts on “Don’t say goodbye…..”

  1. More and more I realize that there are a lot of things that I may still want but that I cannot have anymore, for I am just much too old. I can call myself being most of the time happy, if I do get the things that I really need. I think one of my greatest needs is independence. I had to struggle all of last year to keep up a certain kind of independence. And I hope now for the best in 2023! 🙂

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