This could be my longest blog to date, and possibly my most miserabelist if there is such a word. I’ve got to get one or two things off my chest, yet I’m not even sure if I know what they are! 2015 has been something of an ‘annus horribilis’ as the Queen once said. I hope that 2016 will be a fantastic year for everyone, God knows the world needs some cheering up.
Every time I’ve tried to do something this year that would benefit not only my life, but of those around me, up pops the ghost of misery past and throws a huge spanner in the works. I can’t go into detail, but it’s safe to say that it has got me down and I’ve started to dwell in my corner and withdraw. Big mistake, I know, but at least I’m blessed with the ability to see that.
There have been some great moments throughout 2015, I could probably count them on the fingers of a boxing glove. To be honest, I have nothing to complain about compared to what some people and their families have been through this year. One of the better things that has happened to me is that I officially retired, not that I really wanted to, but through ill health. This has given me the opportunity to sit down and make plans with my family as what to do next that will benefit all of us.
Then old misery ghost of all things to mess up makes an appearance and life takes a huge dip the wrong way! They say that these sort of things are sent to try us. Try us for what? I’ve never done anything wrong, always put my family first. But it wears you down, and I think the older you get, the harder it is to shrug off. I’ve found myself liking the dark winter nights and the shorter days, which seems totally off the wall. It’s not right is it?
It’s not just a personal thing, look at the world, what a dreadful mess we seem to be in. Terrorism and the attacks in Paris and Tunisia and not forgetting the atrocities that happen in Africa, the U.S and Mexico. On top of that, the weather seems as depressed as most people, certainly here in the UK with the gale force winds and rainfall that has broken all records and left thousands flooded. It’s not good, and I apologize for being a proper ‘misery guts’. Is anyone happy?
How can someone buy a handbag for £35,000 while a few yards away another human being hasn’t eaten for a couple of days and is trying his best to scrape enough together for a cup of coffee? I know this sort of thing has gone on for eons, but there seems a sinister side these days to those that gladly flaunt their useless over inflated purchases, gloating over the less fortunate. Will we see change for the better in 2016, more fairness? I doubt it, but I have to hope.
I think I’ve said enough to ‘cheese’ everyone off. I really don’t mean to. That leaves me to wish everyone a Happy, Peaceful and prosperous 2016 for one and all.