As this year comes to a close I think about all that I have seen, felt, experienced… and I feel very grateful. Ready to begin a fresh year, happily unaware of what it will bring. Rather than make a list of resolutions, as I have the habit of doing (needless to say that mastering the French language would be at the top of that list), I have decided not to write a list of what to do but rather, how to live. I have long ago decided that life is not meant to be lived with regrets, and this, the Top Five Regrets of the Dying only confirmed why. Wisdom indeed comes with age, and we can learn a thing or two from those who have lived. So I share these insights with those alive and well.
1. live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you (perhaps most important of all)
2. don’t work so hard (seems the French have this one figured out)
3. have the courage to express your feelings
4. stay in touch with your friends
5. let yourself be happy
Wishing you all a new year filled with less work, more time with friends and always, happiness!
I shall be celebrating Christmas in Monterosso and the New Year in Barcelona. Back in 2012…