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Thursday, 31 December 2015

A few small changes .....

Traditionally, the last day of the year has been a day of happenings. For some, a day of endings, for others a day marking new beginnings. On this day .....

  • 1759 – Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and started brewing Guinness.
  • 1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrated incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in New Jersey.
  • 1923 – The chimes of Big Ben were broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC.
  • 1991 – The Soviet Union was officially dissolved.

Recently, I came across this poster,


Whilst chuckling at it's wit I also realised that it only takes a few small changes to make a big difference. A difference in my own life and in the lives of others. Often it's a matter of perspective. So this evening I shall be thinking of those small changes that I might make, some marking endings, some new beginnings, as we head into a new calendar year packed with promise, potential, joys, heartache, victories, failures and surprises. It's often a matter of perspective. It's often a matter of a few small changes.