It is a brand new year – look it sparkles in it’s frosty promises. It is a time to believe again. Rested and relaxed, old disappointments consigned to the flames, it is the time of brand new beginnings.
It doesn’t do to look backward over one’s shoulder at the shadows behind. Doubt and fear must be ignored, sent away, not worthy of our friendship.
How long will it take to forget the sparkle of now, days, weeks or will we manage months before we allow our old friends doubt and fear back into our intimate circle again. We know they are ‘a bad lot’, warned about them as children but we find their attractiveness, their attention, comforting and easy.
Self-believe, self-confidence, now those are two are so difficult to get along with. Their constant demands and high expectations make close friendship with them difficult. We have to work hard at the relationship, give more of ourselves. These two are the golden ones; listen to the voices of childhood, these are the ‘right sort dear’.