It’s January 1st, 2012. I have to admit, I’ve been looking forward to this day for a couple of weeks now. Not because I subscribe to the whole, New Year hoopla – you know, the one where people set resolutions, make promises to let go and “let God”…that hope springs eternal at the promise of a “new” year to make different mistakes. You know, that hoopla. I know not much is going to change in the way the world works; there will still be war, famine, racism, poverty – the basic death and destruction (namely in the guise of “reality” shows and celebrity shenanigans) we’ve all come to know and endure.
I know that in the course of this year, I am likely to revert back to old, comfortably painful, bad habits; that my life in general will go on much as it has lo, these 40 some odd years.
The difference for me so far, is that here on the 1st of a new year, I’m finally okay with all of that. I’m no longer wanting to change everything, right now, this instant because it’s January 1st. I’m perfectly fine with looking at just today and deciding what, if anything, I’m going to do differently.
Of course, I had other, more profound thoughts, but there’s no need to unload them all here, right now. Let’s just share what we have so far, and let the rest happen, shall we?
Happy New Year…