New Year

A short post to reflect over the Christmas period.

It’s been quite emotional to see all of the family and friends that I don’t get to see for most of the year and to reflect with them about the past. Celebrating a little too much with friends has been lots of fun but the serious part has been being reminded that the challenges have not been unsurmountable and that we can look to the future with confidence regarding the challenges ahead. My mum and dad will both be retiring within the next few years and this will bring new situations and possibilities which I look forward to.

Self reflection has brought me some sad moments over the past few weeks as it sometimes does when I stop and do a reality check. Reality of disability is a “hard pill to swallow” when I consider my limitations and lament over the activities I can’t do and objectives that I can’t reach. Then it’s time to get back to realising those that are achievable and being glad of what I have.

I’m glad that Christmas and New Year have enabled me to appreciate my brothers,sisters and father and mother (and in-laws), my raison d’être and some very special friends. I feel blessed.

One thought on “New Year”

  1. Dear Tom,
    We are all very blessed to be your friends.
    Eva and I spent Christmas with Fiona, Nikki and Benny and yes, this period really lends itself to reflection.
    It is truly amazing to see how many activities you can do and how you do them all with such contagious enthusiasm. We all can learn from you!
    Acording to me, one of the important raisons d’être are our friends – and I am very happy to be one of yours.
    Warm hug,

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