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No, you aren't THAT drunk! I realize this says "two thoughts for Tuesday and that it is still Monday. I just wanted to be proactive in wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and just couldn't wait.
So...here are my two thoughts for tomorrow.
Thought Number One: The New Year's Promise
For the last several days I have been reading a number of blogs about how people view the start of a new year. Some of the writers are eager for 2013, some are apprehensive, some are optimistic, and some are apathetic. Two really good posts on the subject, came from Susan over at Life, Laughter, Paris and Meleah over at Momma Mia Mea Culpa. (I'll wait while you click over to read those.)
What I loved about both of these posts is the fact that these two ladies had a really crappy 2012...oh wait ...that's not what I loved... I loved that they had a bad year and both sound optimistic that next year will be better.
That's how I feel every New Years Day. I feel optimistic. (my wallowing in skepticism and cynicism is relegated to the other 364 days of the year) It doesn't always work out that my optimism is well-founded but ...still... on New Years Day there is the promise of good things to come. Unlike Susan, I wasn't mugged on a subway, nor was I battling huge health issues as Meleah has been, so there may be less to "move on" from for me. I realize some things are harder to gain leverage against and put behind one.
BUT...While we may not be able to control famines, floods, and reality TV, we can hope for a year of fresh starts, forgiveness and second chances. We can hope that our fellow humans use more wisdom and less stupidity. Even though, fear and worry seem to be intent on snapping at our heels, we can try to stay focused on the positive things in our lives. Yes.... the things like the people we love and the people that love us back. We can try to remember every day that love in all its forms, really makes the world a beautiful place.
I, for one, love making New Year resolutions. Some years I stick with them until the bitter end. Some have to be amended, tweaked and contorted to keep abreast of what is going on in my life. Some just go by the way side. Yet, I am convinced that the very act of setting some goals in January gives me the hope and promise of fulfilling them. Some of my resolutions are just a reminder to myself to recognize all my blessings.....and on most days I can remember most of them.
So my friends..... yes you....I wish you a wonderful new year. I hope you get more of what makes you happy and NONE of what makes you sad. (Frankly, I don't think that is overreaching on my allotted wishes.)
Thank you, TAOBC readers, for following me in 2012. Thanks for reading my ramblings and passing some of it on to your friends. I appreciate your support and consider it a kindness when you send a reader my way or post my writings to your Facebook page or Twitter account. It gives me motivation to keep writing and ...oh, and it makes me happy!!!
Wishing you all the very best in 2013!!!
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