It’s New Year’s Eve day as I sit down to write this post. The lyrics, “another year ended and a new one just begun”, from the John Lennon song, “Happy Christmas” has been on my mind all day. Many of you are getting ready for a night out with friends, some of you may be rushing around picking up groceries for a special dinner at home and others are making a list of their resolutions.
I will be home tonight, happily, having take-out pizza in front of the fire watching Anderson Cooper ring in the New Year in Time Square. By watching the ball drop at midnight EST, I can fool myself into believing I witnessed another new year begin just in case my eyes involuntarily close before the magic hour. It’s been a whirlwind of activity over the holidays and a quiet evening is a perfect way to end 2017.
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but I did think of a something that I could be doing this coming year. Aside from the usual…eat healthier, exercise more, drink more water…I resolve to be “kinder”. Our planet is burdened with so many hardships and so much suffering. Hopefully that pendulum of “good vs evil” has swung as far as it can go into the “bad” column moving us into a kinder, gentler future. Movements like this start with individuals changing their perspective and collectively real progress can be achieved. In my own small way, I hope to contribute to a global shift for the betterment of all.
Although I don’t have many “followers”… yet, I thank you all for the opportunity to “talk” to you every week. It has nudged me “out of my comfort zone” into places I didn’t ever see myself going. I’ve appreciated all your feedback and comments and the encouragement to keep going. If you have anything that you would like to “talk” about this year, I am all ears!
May this be your best year yet…