Thursday, January 05, 2012

On Your Mark, Get Set...

"Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today."
~Mark Twain

The "holidays" are over. My tree is packed up, sitting in my "dining room" waiting to be moved to storage. (My NEW tree, the one I have wanted, the tree have eyed for three years tree, the tree with all it's pre-lit glory, the tree I wanted, but I was determined to wait for a great great sale tree, is in my car.) My new sock monkey is sitting on my tv stand. My New Year's Eve crown is sitting on the couch beside me. My apartment smells like cinnamon, and I'm sitting on my couch, all comfy and cozy in non-matching comfy pants and t-shirt. I am happy.

And excited.

I am a fanatic, when it comes to new beginnings. I enjoy the anticipation, and the count down. I enjoy the 1st and the clean slate the "new" brings. This year, this year is no different.

We are almost at Day 6, 2012, and my anticipation has not dissipated. Instead, it's only grown. And I have a secret. A secret that not everyone may know. A secret that I am about to share. GOD has great plans for me. Okay, maybe that isn't a big secret, but it is enough to make me look forward to what is ahead, and NOT behind.

I heard a quote that was in a movie, and I feel as though it sums it up perfectly...

We need "to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. To remember both our triumphs and our missteps - our promises made, and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures - or closed ourselves down, for fear of getting hurt. Because that's what New Year's is all about: getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about 'what if' and start embracing what would be. So when that ball drops at midnight - and it will drop - let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long."

Go on out there. Write your resolutions.
And rewrite them again.
Cross the one off you decide you hate 10 days in and make a new goal.
Run your marathon- or maybe half.
Cut back on all sweets, except for Saturdays and special holidays (and then every once in a while take secret delight in sneaking a piece of chocolate when no one is looking, and then don't feel bad about it.)
Take up your gardening or reading or exercising or yodeling.
Take your trip to Europe and backpack across the countries.

And, Don't forget to shine.


*One last thing, my birthday is in 22 days.*

1 comment:

Rita said...

Loved this blog!!