New Year’s Resolution 2012

New Year’s Eve was always my favorite celebration during my teen years. The fresh air of possibility hovered all around. I was young with milestones stretched out before me.

Now that I’m older, I still get an elevated sense of hope as the New Year is ushered in. And then I realize that everyday is new. I should be blowing horns and lighting fireworks at the vivid picture of hope and possibility every morning. But I don’t. Not always.

So maybe my resolution should be to see each new day as it’s own celebration…with this view, hope and possibility won’t be too far behind.


What’s your resolution for 2012?

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  1. Linda Bergam December 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Today I had a lousy day; it started going south after an especially difficult and distasteful chore that should have been prevented, which nearly did me in. After that, the bank teller made a huge error, and an upcoming court date I am a witness in slipped 2 months, once again. Still hanging out there for me to dread. You get the idea. A special piece of mail was a big disappointment, my least favorite relative showed up unexpectedly on my doorstep….so I did what any normal person would do; I ran away from home. And then the car behind me nearly rear ended me. Horns honking, skidding in the dark. For crying out loud.

    I decided this had to stop.

    So I caught myself up short and began to very deliberately change my thinking ( it was clear I could not change my curcumstances). I thought about how privileged I am, compared to 95% of the world. About how this day, too, is a gift. What seem to be huge challenges to me maybe normal days to another. And then I set aside my turmoil and tried to let if fade.

    I think I agree with you. Every day is a new beginning, and welcoming it with wonder and hope….yes. As for the days like today? I guess they too are needed to highlight the good days.

    Ending this one with peach tea and Godiva dark chocolate.

    Thanks for the bright spot, and for listening,

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