After a brief hiatus for some holiday festivities this past week, I am happy to be back to writing and recollecting both new and old stories, and knowing that as another year unfolds there will be so much more to tell! It is 1/1/11, and although there may be something significant in those numbers, I prefer to think of the first day of a new month, and of a new year, as a blank page to be created or recreated as each of us sees fit.
I heard some famous people giving their thoughts today, and advising on the wisdom (or not) of making NewYear's resolutions. In the past my resolve has not always been strong enough to see through some changes I had hoped to make in my life. Now I no longer make any resolutions, although I do think it is a wonderful time to reflect, hope, and plan for the future. The difference is, plans can be changed. Resolutions, on the other hand, are more of a win/lose, do or die type of challenge. Setting myself up for failure is not high on my list of priorities.
So today, I am in the process of reflecting.... and hoping....and planning for my future. It is exciting to know that we have an opportunity to somehow "start over" with each new year. Or new day. We can give ourselves a break, forgive ourselves, and take a second chance. I hope you all accept the challenge to make your life, and the lives of those you love, just a little bit better in this new year.
I know I plan to. And with that will come stories for another time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A warm country hug to all,