New Year Resolutions at the HoBB

I000198t’s New Year and I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year, but I’d also like you to have a happy new year as well.

All years should be enjoyable and agreeable but for some, they can go out of control and end up either dull or sometimes, horrible. It’s a very real world around us and those who connect with the wide picture know that every year is full of both wonders and catastrophes, or as those Romans put it, ‘anni mirabiles’.

Nobody sends out New Year cards saying “Have an Anni Mirabiles” as we all wish eachother the best for each New Year. And whilst you are wishing others the best, it is also vital to wish only the best for oneself.

Best self-wishes are always those that run alongside your authentic self, so when you are making your new year resolutions you need to be very honest with yourself and ask yourself a few personal questions.

As an example, here’s just part of my question list for myself this new year:

“What should be the full year development potential of each of my businesses?”
“What would I like ………… (adding names of people I know) to do in the year ahead?”
“Who would I like to know and why?”
“Where would I like to be after another year?”
“What would I like to happen during the year ahead?”
“What lessons should I learn?”

After such a list is answered, truthfully, you need to share it wisely – making a secret wish doesn’t usually work. You need to gather circumstances around you so that they mount up to make your wishes come true. You need to remain focused on your wishes. Your wishes need to be the right ones for YOU.

There’s a lot of worth in the saying “How can the Universe help you if you do not tell the Universe what you want?”

I hope everyone (yes, everyone) who wishes well for others, receives the wishes they wish for themselves.

I’d like you to have a Happy New Year.

Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

HoBB Token Pole

ItIMAGENAMEHERE was certainly not designed as a Totem Pole. It is however, a very useful sign that serves as a warning to large turning vehicles at the entrance to the HoBB.

It was initially designed to protect a support wire for a nearby post but as it is the first ‘symbol’ you see on approaching the HoBB, it has evolved into a seasonal ‘totem pole’ and is often adorned with decorative dried plants and seeds in Autumn.

It is a welcoming post for visitors – “back to the days when Ancient signs for villages were in the form of landmarks and road signs hadn’t been invented!”

Most UK village signs are now simply ‘traffic signs’ but I have noticed a growing movement to emblazon these flat sterile indicators with rich plantings. One village towards the west coast had planted out a rowing boat alongside their entrance sign and I have seen wheelbarrows of flowers
and of course, the half barrel!

These villagers are not specifically entering some ‘Village in Bloom’ scheme, they are however being proud to be ‘there’, they are putting an individual stamp on the map and saying ‘Welcome’.

I’ll see if I can remember to take some local pictures and put them up on a HoBBlog for you, and if you see any you think should be shared with a far greater world than those that ‘pass-by’ , then take a picture and let us know.

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant