“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the highest of the porch! to the highest of the wall!
Now TOYL away! TOYL away! TOYL away all!”
Final 12 months I used to be hopeful that this may be the one and solely Covid Christmas! Ha!! A lot for wishful considering!
Now we have nonetheless come a great distance since then albeit we’ve lately taken a backward step with the Omicron variant – and there we had been considering that Delta was unhealthy sufficient!
A lot of the western world has had diploma of vaccination towards Covid-19 and we’re hopeful this might be energetic towards Omicron too.
We’ve worn masks, social distanced, had lockdowns, isolations, quarantines and discover that totally different elements of the world have vastly totally different guidelines making journey tougher and in some instances inconceivable. Has it made a distinction, I believe so – vaccines have actually been life savers for individuals who would in any other case have contracted Covid-19. Bear in mind these younger, match and wholesome having the vaccine are doing the unselfish factor and serving to to guard others in addition to making it far much less possible that they themselves will turn out to be hospitalised or die.
Nevertheless we’re seeing increasingly more instances the place survivors usually are not absolutely recovering, the so referred to as Lengthy Covid the place signs persist lengthy after the virus itself has been neutralised. Allow us to within the northern hemisphere use these subsequent few months of winter to hunker down and hold protected. It could be an important disgrace if we relaxed our collective guards and unfold extra pointless morbidity and mortality. Isn’t it greatest that we’re further cautious this festive season in order that we could be certain of getting just a few extra? Final 12 months I wrote “Christmas 2021 – that’s going to be some celebration!” Ha Ha Ha, Ho Ho Ho – Possibly subsequent 12 months!
OK Santa, off you go and take Corona with you! (Truly the North Pole is one in every of only a few locations on the planet with out it (but)!!!
(PS. These aren’t Christmas baubles!)
So onwards to TOYL after the TOIL!
Retirement could be the fulfilment of a dream or a residing nightmare for some. It’s NOT normally concerning the cash however possible relationships or relatively the shortage of them. Leaving work and the companionship and camaraderie, even when it was seemingly all the time a moan concerning the boss or the working atmosphere is usually a loss. Possible all of your earlier co-workers are jealous and assume you might be residing the lifetime of Riley, nonetheless if this isn’t the case possibly Xmas is an efficient time to reconnect? Patch Adams as soon as advised me “Attain out and also you’ll by no means be lonely!” and it’s very true and has served me properly through the years though typically on the time it may possibly really feel like a little bit of a ‘stretch’ to cold-call previous pals or colleagues for ‘no purpose’ in spite of everything this time! Xmas provides us that chance – “Hello, I assumed I’d ring to want you festive greetings and see the way you all are – how about assembly up one night – busy? – How about we put a date within the diary for the New Yr..??” – You’ll be pleasantly shocked about how good it makes them really feel to have been thought of positively and extra possible than not you’ll have a mini-reunion in your fingers!
If retirement is figuring out properly for you, share the information – cross on the ideas for a cheerful transition from TOIL to TOYL, if not attain out and reconnect with these you might have misplaced contact with. Social Media for all it’s faults and negatives could be helpful. It’s comparatively straightforward to trace individuals down as of late and reconnect. Once I was organising my 60th birthday supper I remembered on previous mate I’d had obscure reference to on Fb and invited him alongside – we reconnected with one other faculty buddy who like me hadn’t seen him in virtually 40 years!
New 12 months, New you? What’s the plan? …and why wait – get on the case TODAY!!
Well being Wealth and Relationships are the keys to a cheerful retirement or certainly a cheerful life.
My little Xmas reward to you…just a few posts you might have missed ….
Get planning for a New Yr and a New YOU!