Be kind to yourself in the year ahead.Remember to forgive yourself, and to forgive others. It’s too easy to be outraged these days, so much harder to change things, to reach out, to understand.Try to make your time matter: minutes and hours and days and weeks can blow away like dead leaves, with nothing to show but time you spent not quite ever doing things, or time you spent waiting to begin.Meet new people and talk to them. Make new things and show them to people who might enjoy them.Hug too much. Smile too much. And, when you can, love.
Neil Gaiman, 31st December 2014
This quote is from Neil Gaiman’s New Years’ blog post. It spoke to me and I just had to share it. I think it fits quite well, not just with my last post, Looking for Love, but also with many of the New Year posts I have read from bloggers I love. Such as this one from Charlie at SexBlogofSorts, this one from Jilly at LadyLaidBare, this one from Daile at KissMeOutOfDesire, this one from Jade at JadeAwaters, or this one from Charlie at CharlieInThePool.
For me the thing that all of these posts have in common is that they are open, honest, brave, and while dealing with topics (including how much of a shambles 2014 was) that in some cases are clearly difficult for the writer, they also manage to end with hope, even if it’s just a barest glimmer, it is there.
So in the words of Neil Gaiman, be kind.