Saturday, 3 January 2009

BS5 's blog post (Three!) has put me in reflective mood about my own 2008. It was really good. Why?



  • After 2007 ( annus horribilis) and ten months off sick, 2008 had a good chance of being better ....... a lot better..

  • I STAYED WELL AND GOT STRONGER.

  • My family are well and I love them all

  • Teenager is totally fab: I am so proud of him.

  • The business? We pulled off a blinder this year. At last: after all the years of hard work, we have success.

  • I laughed lots with my lovely friends

  • I found blogging and made lots of cyber friends ( thanks to Expat mum)

  • Mum and I discovered our second home: Corbridge!

  • I 'passed' the first year of my MA, met a couple of new lovely friends ( hello Travelling Typhoon and AB in Derry, Northern Ireland).

  • Other half and I went to Nice ( South of France) and had a ball.

  • Other half became an NLP trainer, and ran his first NLP practitioner programme which went really well

  • I have started to get better at FOCUSSING ON WHAT I DO WANT, RATHER THAN FOCUSSING ON WHAT I DON'T WANT. In 2009 I am going to keep working on this one: it's a great habit.

16 comments:

a pot, a thought & a smidgen of dirt said...

What a lovely year you have, great idea about working on the positive, glad your heath is better too, take care fiona

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Jo,

You accomplished a lot in 2008, and I hope 2009 will be even better!

Hugs,

Renie

Clippy Mat said...

so glad you are well.
good news about your family and your business too. well done there.
yay for blogging. :-))
what's an NLP practitioner pray tell?
and yes, great advice! focus on what you want not what you don't want. words to live by.
thanks.
:-))

Expat mum said...

That's a lot better than boring yourself and everyone else silly with resolutions that no one ever keeps. Very positive, and glad I got you blogging.
x

Janet said...

By the sound of things you have a lot to be thankful for, Jo, long may it continue. A big hug from me, and all the best for 2009.

Kitty said...

That's a lesson to us all I think - to focus on the positive, not the negative. Congratulations, and may 2009 be just as good, or even better for you and your loved ones.

x

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Yes it seems 2008 was a good year for you. May 2009 be even better.
Happy New Year!

Maria Stepek Doherty said...

Wonderful to read, Jo. Whatever success you draw to you is a tiny reflection of what you deserve.

To reflect your words back at you@

You are a star!

The Muse said...

Nice to meet you...Happy new year!

Polergirl said...

Glad you had a good 2008 & wish you all the best for 2009! Very inspirational post - thank you.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Someone gave me a 365day calender. Todays entry refers to Old Folks Saturday Night. About married couples going to 'woast-houses' near Keswick after Christmas. I immediately thought of you! (Not because of the old bit!)

Lakeland Jo said...

GOK- I am so glad it wasn't the old bit. Glad you thought of me though

Busy Bee Suz said...

You have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to in 2009!!!!
Take care,
Suz

Jess said...

Hope that you had a very happy new year and that you are doing well. Thank you so much for all your kind comments while I have been away. Love and blessings. Hope that you have a wonderful week ahead,
Jess

Cathy said...

Hello Jo
It really was a good year for you wasn't it. Bet 2009 si just a good
Oh by the way, thanks for dropping in and saying hello
Take care
Cathy

Anonymous said...

Aww you've made me famous. :) I am really proud of you for a year well lived. May 2009 be even better! -your typhoon friend