Nine in a Row
My Hope for the New Year
Happy Healthy Grandchildren and Children
Alexis, Kyanna, Maddie, Ethan Connor,
Sam, Elena, Alysia, Amelia
I love a new year! We are only a week away from the mysterious dividing line between what was and what might be. I always feel hopeful and inspired by the idea that we get to begin fresh and the idea that we get to do this every 365 days is just wonderful. This feeling, like the arrival of spring, surprises me every year. It is as though I did not know a new year was coming.
In years past I have learned to paint with oil, gotten organized, read books of a particular genre, exercised daily (etc. 66 times). For some reason I never felt discouraged when it did not work out. I still can not find my keys, I am not a particularly good oil painter and I have never even scratched the surface of all those prize winning books, I exercise a lot but don’t particularly love it. Maybe I don’t set the bar high enough. Maybe that is why I am not disappointed. Or could it be that I walk to the beat of my own drummer and that what I accomplish is just what my subconscious self set out to do. It is true that it is better to have tried than to have done nothing. Something is something!!! Like my favorite blog tag….it’s the journey!
At this very moment my mind is looking at the possibilities for 2008. The decision may not be made right away…not that I am conscious of. I will wake one morning and just know. Until then waiting is the right course. An uninspired decision would not be good. I will say I am hoping that it will be something to do with my writing life. But then, who knows…
Note: I hope your holidays are going wonderfully for you. We are having a ball here in Oregon. It snowed all day yesterday, the gift were just what everyone wanted and we celebrate with reckless abandon. Most of all we are thankful for good health, happy families and the heavens above.