Mantra for 2017

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The not-quite-the-final-farewell was perhaps in particular a farewell to 2016.  Watching the fireballs in Stonehaven at just gone midnight on 1-1-2017, I learnt later that they are intended to burn off the bad spirits of the past year and introduce fresh cleansing energy for the new.

Even so I started the new year feeling very low and tearful, for a couple of reasons.  Then today I read a feature which gave me my mantra for 2017:

I am enough; I have enough.

For anybody else who is feeling low or even depressed, the author was a therapist called Marisa Peer who was writing in Breathe magazine.

And that, for now folks, is enough.

 

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6 thoughts on “Mantra for 2017

  1. Elizabeth January 6, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Thanks for that. Glad to see you pop back up, however briefly! Been listening to a history of English and enjoying the discussion of the old Cumbrian accent now that I have your photos to help me know what the terrain looks like.

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  2. Elizabeth February 21, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    I went to comment on the latest post about the sea and love, but it had disappeared into,the ether! I liked it.

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    • sarahjlewisbriggs February 23, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you – but I woke up in the middle of the night not feeling happy about it. It didn’t seem very cohesive, and also I thought it was rather repetitive of things I’d said previously, so I trashed it before too many people had read it (funnily enough it was saying don’t worry about what people think, which is exactly of course partly what was bugging me about it!). Instead I’m thinking of splitting it into two – one a sort of ‘be true to yourself’ post and the other a story… watch this space… I’ve been reading your blog – an eclectic mix of all sorts of interesting topics!

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  3. Elizabeth February 24, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Eclectic is right! I look forward to your next posts.

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