The start of a new year is often a time when people take stock of their lives, often questioning whether they have achieved all they’d set out to at the beginning of the previous year. While this annual stock take is important, another equally necessary action is taking the time to recognise and appreciate all the good things that you have in your life, and what you have learned.


Reflecting on your year and being clear on what you have learned can be an incredibly soul-nourishing experience. In the busy-ness of everyday life, having clarity on what you consider to be the REALLY important aspects of your life can help to sift the chaff from the wheat, i.e help you to let go of the less significant areas, and focus more attention on the more meaningful aspects, going forward.

To inspire you, we asked veteran comedienne, director, author and mum of three, Angie Le Mar, what are the most important lessons that she’s learnt in the following topics, and this is what she said…

On family

Family has always been important to me, I can’t imagine my life without a tight family. I have learnt as I have gotten older, that family has a deep effect on you, something that you can’t even understand at an early age. I have learnt to invest in my children from early, to save them from coming back to you at an older age, they need skills, so they will leave you in peace later in life. Give them the tools for life.

On career/vocation

Do what you love, so you can love what you do. I like making people laugh, I knew my gift from a young child. I started to build on that, as a comedienne, writer, radio/TV host, director. It’s important to also invest in your gift. Improve on the learning skills around that gift, you CAN be a master of all trades actually.

Angie Le Mar
Angie Le Mar

On love

Fall in love with your best friend, be friends with the person you want to spend your life with, when love sits on top of friendship, it’s very strong.

On health 

Take it seriously. Once that is not strong, everything else is a waste of time. Keep the mind strong, and the body fit. I swim 50 lengths every day after I’ve walked my dog. If I just do that, I feel good.

On faith

Oh my God! I have always been a church girl at heart, even when I wasn’t in church. I never forgot what I felt, what I loved. I still have the same Sunday school friends in my life today. Without faith, what is there? It was already written. I have always known God has had me, and he will lead me and I’m good with that.

We’d love to hear from you about the most important lessons that you have learned. Please comment below.



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