At this time of year it is nice to reflect on the good things in our lives. I think this is especially true this year when all we hear about is cutbacks and recession doom and gloom.
Although the country is going through a time of austerity, how many of us can honestly say we are poorly off? Yes, we might need to tighten our belts and we may well be finding it more difficult to find new clients for our businesses, but we really do have a lot to be thankful for.
So my reasons to be cheerful are these:
1. I have a great family who are healthy and, for the most part, happy.
2. I have a business built on something I really enjoy, with some great clients who value what I do.
3. I live in a lovely part of the country, which I love exploring. I find the Mendips, and Wells in particular, an inspiring and uplifting place to be.
Focussing on the good things is the only way to be happy. Yes, bad things happen but they don’t need to define us.
Have a really special Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year!