Ok I know it's not Winter but the weather fairies don't seem to know that!
Outside my window, it is cold and wet and 'orrible.
As I sat and watched the rain, I was reminded of this song and the words it contains "farewell to the old.' And that's what I've been doing over the last few days, saying farewell to the old.
Most especially I have been saying goodbye to some old ways of thinking.
I grew up in a world where every new idea was met with 'you can't do that!'
Well, I'll tell you now, I am so tired of that.
I am so tired of that, I could just SCREAM.
In fact I just did!
I LOVE the question 'how could I do that?'
I think this is why I enjoy the company of Irish Americans so much.
I find them so optimistic, so full of 'get up and go.'
(I guess this is not so surprising when I remember they are the descendants of Irish people who got up and went!)
So wherever you are in the world, whether the sun is shining on you or not, just think of all you could achieve if you stop telling yourself 'oh you can't do that!'
Join me now and instead say 'Farewell to the old!'
Apologies to the few who do comment on the blog, after a spate of spammers I have had to bring comments under review before posting. But don't let that stop you please!
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