A New Year's Thank You #4

Happy New Year!

It's getting about time for me to use a different image for these posts... I never saved a yearless version, like an idiot, and now I can't use Picmonkey without a membership. So. I copy/pasted an 8 onto "2017," and there will be a new one next time lol...

Anyway, can you believe 2017 has come to an end? I never can. Every year I say the same thing, and I never can believe how fast each year goes. And it's only getting worse!

I hope you had a great year. I know I did, despite there being some parts that I, let's just say, could have done without. I hope you have lots of good memories to look back on, and that nothing too nasty ruined it all. Each year has its ups and its downs; but every experience leads you to where you are, and will be. The best advice I can give to anyone struggling after a tough year is just that -- see it all as an experience.

The good, the bad, the simple, the extraordinary; everything that happens to you is now a story you can tell. Learn from it, whatever it is or was, and don't dwell on it for too long. Let it make you better, not worse; let it make you stronger, not weaker; and also, let it show you just how human we all are. Right? We all go through crap. Not one of us gets off scot free in the end. The only difference, and the only thing that matters, and perhaps the only thing you can change, is how you deal with it.

So make it count. All of it. And don't be hard on yourself when you can't -- it's something to work towards. Just don't stop learning!

...And for god's sake! If you make one resolution this year, forget the promises to exercise more, floss regularly, and those many others that we promise every single year and rarely actually follow through on -- work on those anyway. But tell yourself you're not going to take yourself so seriously.

Allow yourself to see how small much of the day-to-day garbage you face really is. And laugh at it, as best you can. Oh, someone's holding up the line? Yeah, I've got things to do, but I'm just one of a million people in this same situation at this very moment. Ahh, customer called me the scourge of the Earth and hit me with a hat? Hmm, *giggles* what massive bug crawled up their ass today?

Over time, let yourself do this. You'll feel so much happier, I promise. I want to give so many more examples of bullshit you can learn to love, but I need to shut up now and wrap it up. Nobody likes a preacher.

Basically, it's your choice how you see the year past. There's always going to be negative aspects to it, and always some positive, even if they were such small events you can't remember them. They were there.

Decide what is worth sacrificing your sanity for. Pick your battles, right?

Let the meme wars roll!

Video: "Star Size Comparison 2" via morn1415
^ What I meant by "small." Ran across this a while ago, just thought it was cool!

May 2018 treat you well. Happy New Year, and thank you!


  1. Happy New Year, Eve! :)

    May you be blessed with everything that you deserve and have a reason to smile everyday. I hope that this year brings you even more opportunities than the last and be filled with lots and lots of happiness.
    Also, I am so amazed by the video. :0 It's kinda creepy but cool at the same time. Hahaa. Thank you for sharing it :)

    1. Thank you, Heena! I wish you the very same, and I hope 2018 is everything you want it to be and more. I know I'll already have several reasons to smile, just by continuing to read your lovely posts.

      Isn't that a neat video? It's incredible how small we really are in the universe lol. That scares a lot of people, but I honestly find it comforting. Puts all your mistakes, all your troubles, into perspective. Creepy but cool is a good way to describe it. ;)

      Happy New Year!


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