Another twelve months spent as the sands of time run between our fingers. Did we reach for the stars with the help of a step ladder? Is a try as good as a win? The To Do List gets longer, not shorter. But isn't that the way it should be?
Are we wiser and not just older? Are we happier or better by savoring contentment? Have we reached any of our goals?
What if everyday was New Year's Day? It's the day after the party, after the expectations and the list making. Resolution and forward thinking plus planning finds its way into the week after Christmas and before the long weeks of winter and hibernation ensue.
What if everyday was the day commitments were begun? What if all day long, it being New Year's Day each and every day, the promise to ourselves took the best seat in the house.
Every day we get a chance to start our Second Act. Our New Year's is not inscribed in stone, not yet.
I was looking through my photos (the ones the computer didn't lose for the third time) and saw this one of my aceo, Second Acts.
2013 was to be the end of one era for me and 2014 to be the Second Act so to speak. But, as things happen, I'm still going to be in a 2013 state of being for the foreseeable future. 2014 living will be my New Year's Day whichever day it falls on in the new year.
I said this last year , and it's worth repeating:
"Thank you for bringing laughter, wisdom, and heartfelt tears."
Let's renew and continue to meet again in the New Year..."
All the best to you in 2014 and may your plans be well played out for you and those you love. See you soon...