Hello everyone. Welcome to another #fridayschoice. Happy New Year’s Eve.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and if you do not celebrate Christmas then I hope you are keeping safe and well. It’s New Year’s Eve and we are about to enter a new year, and I think that New Year’s Eve can be a bittersweet night almost because we are looking forward to a new year but we are also reflecting on the year that is ending and it has been a hard year for so many people.
I was thinking about what I would choose today as my Friday’s Choice and I have been reading a lot of Dickens lately. December’s Book of the Month is A Christmas Carol and I will be publishing that discussion this evening as well. I have mentioned many times now that I am a fan of Charles Dickens. I just love his writing, and I feel like so many of his texts just leave such an impact on readers because of the way he uses words so beautifully.
I came upon a Dickens’ quote and I have decided that this single quote is what I am going to discuss as my Friday’s Choice because I think it sums up how I feel about going into 2022 perfectly.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.Charles Dickens.
I really love this quote and it stayed with me for a long time after I read it. I think that it can be really easy to get bogged down thinking about everything that is going on in the world. Things are changing all the time and we have to adapt. We miss people and we miss doing things and sometimes bad news can seem endless, but when I was thinking back on 2021, there were some lovely moments despite the weird times we are all living in.
I’m so lucky to have my family and my friends, my dog, my loved ones, work, college, this website, even though I don’t leave my house much anymore and I don’t see my friends as often as I used to, I’ve felt very lucky because in 2021 I have been able to achieve goals and create new ones and those are my lights in the dark.
When times are uncertain, I want to remember to appreciate those lighter moments and I think that in the times that we are in, those little moments of light mean so much more.
So this has been Friday’s Choice.
Do you have any New Year resolutions? Do you have a quote that you are going to take with you into the new year? If so, let me know.