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Happy New Year to you all! I hope Christmas gave you some joy and peace, despite the difficult circumstances of the year. I was thinking back to my blog of January 2020, in which my word or thought for the year was positivity. What a year to choose the word positivity! But, actually, I think it got me through: every day I journaled about the positive things that had happened that day, those I was grateful for, and how to improve the ones that hadn’t gone so well. And there was, perhaps surprisingly, a huge amount to be positive about. There were small things like walks in the countryside, family quizzes, food deliveries, sunshine, family meals, picking blackberries, and eating vegetables we’d grown in the garden. And there were big things like my son starting school, and me welcoming new homeopathy clients. I don’t think it was just me – for many of us, the constraints of 2020 gave us the opportunity to remember how much we could enjoy the simple things in life.

So to 2021. We all have such high hopes for this year. Such high hopes that I fear it will be impossible for the year to deliver. I don’t say this to rain on any new year parade, just to help us all adjust our expectations a little. My word for this year will be gratitude or thankfulness. On New Year’s Eve I watched the film It’s a Wonderful Life and it’s the perfect film to remind everyone of the importance of friends and family, and of being thankful for all that you have. I am incredibly lucky in my situation and I want to remember it every single day. There may be several more months of trials, lockdowns, school closures, and many months more of economic hardship. But, without dismissing any of that, I truly believe everyone can find something to be grateful for every day, even if it’s only that we are alive and breathing. And if we recognise those things, mark them, make a note, it can change our perspective, even in the hardest of times, and give us all something to be thankful for.

My blog posts are going to be a little different in 2021: not too much to read 😉 , a remedy of the month, and a link or two to something useful or fun. So…

Interesting Things
Is It Just Me? This is a beautiful song by my good friend Shonu, and it’s all about enjoying and being grateful for the simple things in life.
The 6-Minute Diary and the Self Journal. I have used both of these journals this year: the Self Journal is more work and goal orientated, so I have moved to that one since September, but I recommend them both.

Remedy of the Month
Aconite: an amazing remedy which, when given at the very start of a cold or flu, can stop the illness in its tracks. It can particularly help colds and flus that come on after exposure to dry, cold, windy weather, which seems very apt for this cold spell that we are having at the moment.

“Your attitude about who you are and what you have is a very little thing

that makes a very big difference.”

Theodore Roosevelt

I am planning a ‘How to Use a Remedy Kit’ webinar, so do let me know if you are interested, and watch this space for more details.

Thank you for reading! If you’ve enjoyed my post feel free to comment, share or join my mailing list below.

Wishing you all safe and well in 2021!
Alice 🌻

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