PF 2013

The end of this year will arrive in two days and although I usually don’t make a lot of fuss about it, this turn makes me look back. It was an enormously difficult year for me to deal with and challenged me in many ways. There is a saying in Czech stating that things are never so good so that they couldn’t be better and never so bad so that they couldn’t be worse. So I tell myself that perhaps I should be grateful that things were not worse and hope that they will be better.

I was watching “The Lord of the Rings” film series a few days ago and there was the following idea raised. We sometimes find ourselves in an unpleasant or difficult situation we didn’t cause to arise and have to face it. The point is that it’s all not just about that unfavourable situation but about what we do with it ourselves, which way we go through it. And this hint conveying that after all we are not that helpless because of our attitude made my heart leap.

Do you know what’s interesting? At the beginning of every year I need to adjust for a while to the new number and confuse it here and there but this time I’m eager to start writing the new date. I wish that was a good sign… 🙂

Wishing you Many Happy Returns of the New Year!




  1. You do bring up a good point regarding our attitude as we face various situations. The accompanying photograph and New Year's greeting is just stunning. Cold, but stunning. 🙂

    Happy New Year to you, Petra. May 2013 bring many blessings your way.

  2. Each year is different, whatever their number. I know the feeling you describe, and I also know that things usually will get better when you work at it – which it seems you do.
    Happy New Year!

    PS You have more snow than us 🙂

    1. Rune, thank you. Yes, I try to work at it and it surely helps. But sometimes you can do whatever you want and nothing changes… Perhaps it means that the time for the change hasn’t come yet and patience is the right attitude.

      PS Unfortunately, the snow in the picture isn’t fresh, there is none at the moment…

  3. Hello Petra, and best wishes for a nexcellent New Year from all of us! I hope things improve for you – and you certainly have the Giraffitude Attitude of positivity! I'm a great Tolkien fan too, though I have only read the books, not seen the films.

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