“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
I can’t believe that another year has already gone by. I find myself wishing time forward so often, but then when it does go rushing by me, I find myself desperately chasing after it, trying to get it back.
We have plans to go to dinner tonight with a group of our neighbors – but how funny are we? Last night, several of us called each other nervously asking, “Do you care if we don’t stay out until midnight?” And of course, we all breathed a sigh of relief when the answer was a resounding “No!” Old age, it’s a killer.
It’s also that time of year when I have to find a new word to define the coming year. Last year I picked “Forward.” You can read all about that decision HERE. I have to say, “forward” worked pretty well for me. For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I didn’t waste more than an ever-so-slight moment of my life looking backwards or wishing I could undo what had already been done. I lived in the present, my hands on 10 and 2, looking straight ahead toward the horizon. Even when things got stressful or scary or I was faced with things I had no control over, I reminded myself that the only way to survive was to move forward.
I have been thinking a lot about the word I’ll pick for 2011. “Forward” worked out so well that it’s a daunting task to try and top myself. I’m going to give myself the weekend and decide by Monday…try the new year on for size, so to speak;)
In the meantime, I raise my glass with much love and best wishes to you and yours for the happiest and healthiest of new years! May 2011 bring you everything you hope for, as well as a few surprises!