Isn't it wonderful to have something to look forward to? That's what makes Christmas so magical to kids, and, well, adults too most of the time. A period to do a count-down to the special time that serves as a marker for what is hoped to be all good and fine.
This is New Year's Eve and the count-down to 2013 will soon be over. Then over the next days, weeks, months, we will unwrap the year and see if all fits our expectations. A lot of folks have special plans, have prepared special food, will get together with friends, family, co-workers. I've done that in the past, but have finally decided that I'm fine seeing the new year in snug in bed, with visions of wonder dancing through my head.
Resolutions often pop up about now, how we will all create miracles in ourselves, our home and family, and our world as we pursue a scheduled program of what we think should be. I used to do that. I don't make resolutions anymore. Haven't in years. Now, I do set goals, but that is done at the time of whatever circumstance triggered the goal. No sense putting it off to a later date.
I do have thoughts of what I'd like to see happen in this bright new year. I like the idea of random acts of kindness and do participate in that somewhat. It needs to be more often, not just for the benefit of other people, but also for how I feel about me. I like the idea also of spreading joy to others, for I know that in doing so, the joy will be reflected back on me and make my life better, as I hope theirs will be better in turn.
Negativity and gloom bring forth progeny to follow in their own footsteps, so I do have a goal of going for the positive. Perhaps an increase of kind thoughts will lead to more kind actions in myself and others in a cascading action and spread further than just my own small sphere. That is the hope, at least.
However you view the night and day, I do hope you have a brilliant new year with good things coming to you no matter where you live or the circumstances of your life. If resolutions are your thing, go for it and may you see only success in your endeavors.
Be safe, friends, and I do hope you will continue coming by for a visit on a regular basis. All comments are welcome, so drop a line when the urge hits.