Happy New Year 2018
By Gary Marsh
January 3, 2018 2:27pm CST
I know I am a little late to wish you all a very happy New Year. I am finding my time increasingly taken up with real life. I simply have not had the time I would like to read and rate. Apart from that we had a wonderful Christmas and New Year although I was working in between I guess like a lot of you! We are terribly busy at work and sadly for some patients they were not going to see the New Year in but I flew around trying to see as many as I could. They made me smile when they said we are so pleased you have given me your time you really cheer me up! So despite running around like a demented fool that is my reward to know that I have at least made someones day before they depart this world. My grand children had me in stitches over the holiday period. I love their innocence it is so refreshing and I don't want them to grow up too fast and miss out on facing reality of this sometimes harsh world. I understand from the News that the temperatures in the USA are abysmally low this year. I hope that all mylotters in the USA are well and are keeping themselves warm. Well we are already in 2018 and I love the fact that it is getting lighter by a minute a day! The turning point was the 21st of December so we can all look forward to lighter and longer days! Wishing you all well for 2018 I hope this year will be kind to everyone! The photo is of Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia.
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• El Paso, Texas
Happy New Year I am so glad you were able to make someone who would pass so happy, it must be bittersweet for you. It is not cold where I am, mostly that is happening in the upper northern and eastern states. From what I have read about what they are getting I'm counting my lucky stars that I am here and not there.
Happy New Year to you Gary. Your time had made the patients happy, there is nothing more depressing than spending the holidays in a hospital bed. I have spent the last day of the year with my Mom, I am glad I did, because the 2 she passed away.
• United Kingdom
@jaboUK OH lovely. I had to go and look at a ship on Friday just leaving Tilbury for its five month around the world cruise. I want to do the same when I retire Janet! I am counting the days! I hope he is well enough to enjoy that. Plenty of rest and the nice warm sun might just do the trick with nice things to eat and plenty of fresh sea air!
• United Kingdom
Yes I bet he had a super time out in the Far East. I expect he has some super photos Angkor Wat is a superb and amazing place the largest temple complex in the world and to think it was lost for 2-300 years is incredible! Happy New Year to you DianneN I hope 2018 brings you lots of joy and happiness.
• United Kingdom
Haha that made me smile thank you! Yes sometimes real life takes over doing something you enjoy doing but it is nice to be able to come back in and carry on as if you have not been away. Happy New Year to you and I hope you have a wonderful year!
• United States
Such a wonderful thing you do to spend time with those who may be not long for this world. Glad you had such fun with your grandchildren. It is really cold here, but that makes us overjoyed when spring comes around. Wishing you a very happy New Year too!
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I'm glad you were able to cheer people up before they passed on. I wish your grandchildren will keep their innocence as long as possible. Thank you. We've been in the deep freeze in the mid-west and now the east coast has been slammed with what they call a snow bomb. We're seeing warmer temps for the next few days. Going into the 20's here. It will feel like a heatwave after the last two weeks.