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What can I say on the last week of the year?
The Jewish new year starts on Sunday night and as usual, it is a time for reflection and contemplating the year ahead and looking back (as well as probably over analysing) the year that we left behind.
I really don’t know what happened to the past year because it just seems to have disappeared so quickly – my younger son says that it has something to do with old age but I’ll skip that idea!

This I do know:
If you are not  ‘present’ then time seems to fly by without feeling like you’ve achieved anything.  It is easy to just fall into ‘robot’ mode and get everything done that has to be done but without much enjoyment.
I’m on a mission to enjoy life more – to work harder at ticking off more of my bucket list and to find new adventures along the way.  Yes, I have to work and parent and be responsible but that is not the only thing that we are put on earth to do.
This time next year, I have to have walked with elephants, swum with dolphins or be a llama farmer (mainly because I just like the sound of that and it is probably not very likely)

I also know this:
A lot of people ask me how I cope with my job and the answer is quite simple.  I cope because I am constantly inspired by all of the people that I work with.
I am not inspired by celebrities and the rich and famous but by people who are constantly striving to better themselves and also by those that take time to make other people’s lives a little bit (or a lot) better.
Thank you for being an inspiration to me.  Everyone of you are responsible for me getting out of bed every morning and pitching up to help others.
You are all responsible for this blog being what it is because you are this blog! Thank you for that!

One of my biggest missions in my life is to stop complaining about always giving and embrace that it is my purpose in life to give.

Mother Teresa said:
“Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”

We should all be inspired to make even just one person a little happier by being motivating, thankful and happier people – remember that hugs are free!

I wish you all peace, happiness and much health.