At the start of 2012, I remember the terror that encompassed me at the thought of facing big challenges that had to be faced, the fear of the unknown, the desperation for everything to ‘be all right’. At the beginning of 2013, I look back at the past year as a year well lived, of challenges dealt with successfully and of actions taken decisively. Once again there is a sense of well being and happiness and faith in the goodness of a benevolent universe.
As last year, I consider myself blessed by the love and support of all the wonderful people who came into my life in 2012. I met every single one of my Indian blog friends, I was showered with good food made by friends who cooked for me, I explored exciting places, did amazing things, unexpectedly had my work appreciated in print, even had my first ride in Namma Metro and nixed the mysteries of online transactions. All the many varied experiences made for a rich and fulfilling year.
‘Give thanks’ reminded one blogger. And I do, all the time, every joyful moment.
To all of you who read my blog, who stop by to comment, who have written to me telling me how much my posts mean to you, THANK YOU. I have realized with time that it is not the number of followers that matter but the friendships that have been created through this blog that are worth their weight in gold. The Plum Tree exists because of you.
Happy New Year.