Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Goodbye 2008...with some soul searching

Can you believe it's already the last day of 2008? I certainly can't. The years seem to go so much quicker nowadays. I'm not sure if that's such a good thing. I'm getting older quicker and the kids are growing up fast too. I'm not sure it that's a good thing either...

There's a lot to be thankful for, not just this past year but all the years gone by. I contemplated listing down some of the things that I am thankful for and some of the things I Should be thankful for. I decided against it simply because I think I should be thankful for everything that I have, even if I still haven't learnt to be as thankful nor as grateful as I should be for what I have.

Sounds like a riddle or a tongue twister, I know. Really though, all I am trying to say is that even though I may not have everything that I want, (e.g a million dollars in my bank account, a shiny, black sports car, a private jet, a pilot's licence to fly my private jet, etc, etc...), I think I have everything I NEED and in fact much more than I actually need. And so I am grateful and thankful that I am not wanting for anything that I really need.

Most importantly, I am thankful for The Lovely Wife, the wonderful kids, the loving family I have and my friends who have all helped shape who I am. I am thankful for the new friends I have made through blogging who continue to inspire me and help in shaping this blog and enriching my life.

I'm not one for New Years Resolutions but if I had to, I would simply resolve to try and be a better person, a person that realises that happiness is what you make out of life and that material possessions or material goods are not important. Easy to say but when our lives are so focused on what we have and with material comforts, it can get difficult.

So with that in mind, here's wishing You and Yours a Blessed 2009 filled with Peace, Happiness and above all, Love.



Ivy said...

That's a really lovely post Dharm and if all the people thought like you the world would be much better. We should all count our blessings and instead of thinking what we should have more, we should think what other people do not have. Happy New Year my friend

Di said...

Happy new year, Dharm! I'm glad I've "met" you and lots of other wonderful blogging friends this year. =)

Bellini Valli said...

I believe that if we all followed what you have mentioned here the world would be a much happier place for everyone. It has been a pleasure to get to know you over the past year...or two. Continue to enjoy all your blessings in 2009. Peace,health,love and contentment!!!

breadchick said...


The sentiment of your post is lovely and perfect.

May you and yours have all the happiness and health for the upcoming year.

All the best my friend.


giz said...

Well said Dharm.
Our very best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and happy 2009. When we're ok on the inside, things on the outside seem to work better.

glamah16 said...

New Year to you and your lovely family.Looking forward to rading you this year as well.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds perfect Dharm. I agree with pretty much everything you say here and I am thankful to have gotten to know you and your lovely family through blogging.

Foodycat said...

Happy New Year!


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