I have missed the past few days, getting on line. A combination of not feeling so well, doctors appointments and life getting in the way. But, I am back up and at it.
A few days ago I happened upon a friend from back in the high school days. A big hi to K. I am looking forward to chatting and catching up.
I started the rest of this post on New Years Day, and will just carry on from there.
Happy New Year to all. May 2008 be the best year of your life to date and may every year there after just keep getting better and better.
My New Year’s toast to all: “May the very best day in your past, be not nearly as good as the worst day in your future.”
I know I should likely come up with a different toast as I have used it often in the past. But, hey, I like it and it really expresses my thoughts.
I think I must be a New Year’s grinch or something. I just don’t get excited about it at all. In my younger days I always got more excited but that was about the big New Year’s eve party.
I think it is wonderful that some can get all excited about the time, seeing it as a new year marking new beginnings. The excitement of see a whole new year lying before them. A time to reflect back on the good and even the not so good in the past year just gone by. It is a determined time of resolutions on how we are going to make this new year better. It is an exciting time of new beginnings and that it is.
I am sure I am depriving myself of some excitement and even joy by not getting all worked up about New Years. It is just I see every day a having the potential for new beginnings and don’t need a date on the calendar to remind me of that.
I used to make resolutions and still do but a different kind. In the past my resolution was firm that on Jan. 1st. I was either going to stopping doing something or start doing something, whatever. Usually, by the 3rd. or the 4th. I felt like a failure or at least disappointed in myself as I had let up on my resolve or failed at what ever it was.
I still make resolutions, but I make them all through the year. Every day truly is a new beginning, a beginning of the rest of my life. My resolutions are more like I am going to make a real effort to do or not do what ever. I accept it may not be a total success immediately, I may have the odd stumble but hey I am just working on it. But, I mean really trying working at it. If I have a stumble, just think, huh I will give myself a day or two to regroup and get at it again.
I’m not sure by doing it this way, maybe I am giving myself a way out. But, it does seem to encourage me to keep trying and not just give up after a first failure. What do you think?