The year 2019 has reached its inevitable end. It gets me every year how fast time flies. Before long we will welcome the year 2020. It seems not too long ago when we were facing the year 2000 and everyone was spreading doom and gloom stories about the new millennium.
Now, 20 years down the line, we are privileged to look back on the first 5th of this millennium and be thankful that despite all the difficulties it did bring, it certainly did not bring doom and gloom. We as humans tend to always expect the worst and focus on the negative. The only thing that we know for certain about the New Year and the next 20 years of this millennium is that we do not know anything for sure. Will the world end? Will we live to see the year 2040? Nobody knows.
However what we do know is that the choice is up to us how we are going to walk into this new era. We also know that time is not guaranteed to any of us – time is precious and only we ourselves can decide how we are going to spend the time we have in the lives we live. Are we going to spend it wisely, positively, building up and leaving a legacy? Or are we going to just arrive at the end of every year with nothing to show but yet another year’s time wasted.
My wish for you this Christmas is that you spend your time wisely. Fill your cup with love and laughter whilst spending time with your loved ones. Rest if you can and take time to take care of yourself. And in the year 2020, walk into this next phase of life with courage and conviction on the path that will make each day of your life worth living.
Mariëtte van Zyl | Director