As we leave 2012, there are many things we may remember which, for those that live in the UK, can be summed up as a year of broken records:
- The driest spring for 100 years followed by the wettest 9 months since records began
- The summer Olympic and Paralympic games that smashed many World, Olympic and Paralympic records
- The Diamond Jubilee celebrations with cheery faces, street parties and that magnificent pageant on the Thames. (Although the Queen did not break the record as the longest-serving British Monarch – she is in good health to take the record from Queen Victoria in three years time with 64 years on the throne).
- The “broken record” of economic doom, debt mountains, fiscal cliffs, war, murder, hunger etc. etc.
- …..and what should not be forgotten – our own personal records – whatever they might have been.
As we enter 2013, it is the time of year where we look back and look forward. Remember and try to stretch our minds to a New Year.
If there is one thing that I will remember, above all else, it was the power of the “Games Makers”.
Through economic gloom and despondency and the ever sharper and more graphic accounts of murder and mayhem around the world, the Games Makers surely showed us how to make a difference. Whatever is going on in the world, each individual can volunteer to create their own, brighter future. A powerful message for me from 2012 that I was not expecting to receive!
I hope all readers have an extraordinarily successful New Year and the best of luck with breaking your own records in 2013!