Here we are again! Another year passed and a new one just a few hours away. I suppose we have had quite a tricky year with the ill health of dear people close to us and it looks like 2011 will continue in the same vein for a while. Balanced with that is the wonderful arrival of our very beautiful nephew Max whose smile gives us all a lift.
Like everyone I am spending time looking back over the year and looking forward to what the new year might hold, particularly in terms of creativity but I think I'll save that for another post.
If you are a friend on facebook you may have noticed some comments made by me on a page called 10k Everyday. The page relates to a young man in my home town who, on 1 January 2010 committed to running 10 kilometres/6 miles everday for a year to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research. This morning he achieved his aim and completed run number 365 despite being full of the rotten cold that is plaguing everyone just now.
Being someone who barely walks to the shop less than half a mile away and who has no discipline at all I can only applaud Tim for turning out in all weathers, including the recent deluge of snow and ice, and sticking to his task through thick and thin. You can read the local paper's report from this morning here and if cancer has touched your lives as it has ours, make a donation if you would like to Cancer Research UK through Justgiving here. (Tim does not know that I am blogging this by the way). At a time when I am struggling to stay positive I find Tim's dedication so inspiring and I intend to keep his effort in mind as we enter 2011. He is an inspiration! I think that may well be my word for 2011! Well done Tim! (Tim and I have never met).
It remains for me to wish everybody who looks in here, lurks, comments, doesn't comment, welcomes me to their blogs, shares their inspirations and recipes, shares their expertise and supports me in all ways a very happy, healthy, peaceful, strong, creative and inspired 2011. I wish all my friends everything you would wish yourselves and then some.