Over here in England, we had one of our wettest summers ever in 2012 and, judging by the amount of rain that is still pouring down, I suspect it could be the wettest year on record!
On a very wet day back in the summer of 2012, a cynical nation sat down to watch the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, held here in London. We didn't have much expectation, but as we started to watch the spectacle we had the realization that, hey, this was actually going to be quite good! For the next 17 days, most of us were rooted to our tv screens and felt part of every victory by Team GB, and my goodness, didn't they do us proud!!
What with that and the Queen's Diamond Jubiloee, it really was a year to remember over here in dear old England!
It was around about the same time that a wife said to her husband that she was fed up with the daily stresses of her job, and that she was going to quit and write a novel. The husband's heart sank, as she had a pretty good job, with a very nice salary coming into the home. She had just finished writing her first book, and it was selling just a few hundred copies a week.
Since that time, the wife's trilogy of books has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and it has, in fact, become Amazon's all-time best seller. The books are, of course, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. which have become a publishing phenomenon. Now why didn't I come up with an idea like that?!
My wish for all of you as we approach the new year, is that you will be blessed in 2013 with good health, happiness, joy, contentment, and peace in your hearts. I hope that our friendship will continue and I look forward to sharing your lives in the days and months ahead.
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called “Opportunity” and its first chapter is New Year’s Day."Edith L. Pierce.