15 days into the new year and already so much has happened. January 17 is the day that some people know as “Forget Your New Year’s Resolutions” day. It is the first day of the year where you will most likely walk into the gym and see an open treadmill right away. The change rooms will be quieter, you will be able to find a vacant locker fairly easily. Diets will be forgotten and there will be fewer joggers on the streets. Or will there? I often wish people would stick to what they say they will do.
I mentioned in my last post that I don’t entirely agree with making resolutions (you shouldn’t wait to do something tomorrow when you can do it today) but I honestly believe that if you do make them, stick to them. The best way to do this is to write them down and keep them in a place where you will see them a lot like your mirror or by your front door. Seeing them on paper and often enough will cause the idea of them to stay in your head, leading you to do the thing you wish to do.
This month we have also seen two famous and incredible people pass away after struggling with cancer. David Bowie passed away on the 10th and Alan Rickman died yesterday (the 14th). Social media has blown up in recent days with overwhelming support for the families and friends of the two gentlemen. I must admit although I didn’t know who David was (I apologize if I offend anyone) I did cry when I saw just how much he meant to people.
Similarly, with Alan (although I did know who he was, how could anyone forget him after his incredible roles in Harry Potter and Love Actually) I sat crying as I read through people’s posts on Facebook about how he changed their lives in some small way. The fact that one person could unite people from all over the world by simply doing one thing astounds and inspires me.
I hope that you have an incredible month as work restarts and schools reopen. And I really hope that you had an amazing holiday and that your 2016 starts with a bang.