Weekly Round-Up: The New Year’s Edition

Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

Happy New Year!

One of the loveliest traditions in the blogosphere stretching back a decade or so is the idea of choosing three words to guide the year ahead. Kudos to Philippa who has consistently maintained this tradition each year. Check out her three chosen words in her latest post.

I’m not usually big on making new year’s resolutions, but one of the things I’d really like to try this year is bullet journaling – so Jennifer‘s step-by-step guide to bullet journaling captured my interest this week.

Connie shares some bittersweet memories of Christmas past and present in her latest post.

Advice from Martha on talking about the side effects of cancer treatment.

Lisa wraps up 2020 with a top ten list of stories about cancer research and cancer care.

More end of year/New Year’s themed reflections from Dee, Julia, Abigail, Katie, Barbara, Terri, Yvonne, Ann Marie, Lara, JoAnn, Becky,and Lisa Thompson.

Finally this week, in case you missed my New Year’s wish for you, I repeat the blessing below.

G.K. Chesterton wrote that it is not that we should have a new year, but “it is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes”.

And so this New Year’s Eve, I wish you all new ears to hear what you need to hear; new eyes to see the beauty in the ordinary and the potential in your life; new feet to take you where you need to go; and a new backbone to give you the strength to cope with life’s challenges.

And as another new year unfolds may you have a new heart and soul to welcome it with openness, peace and love.

Most of all, may we continue to support and comfort each other on our journeys, whatever they may take us in the coming year.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.

“A New Year Blessing” ~ John O’Donohue
Benedictus (To Bless The Space Between Us)

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx