On this, the early morning of the very first day of 2008, I'm trying to be a little reflective of the past year while at the same time not giving too much attention to the overly *canned* tradition of the New Year's Resolution. Of course, it is always enlightening and informative to take stock of one's life. If you haven't at all this year up until now, then by all means - let today be the day. My blog-friend , Heather, wrote a very insightful post on New Year's resolutions. With that post in mind, I think I'm going to try to make an effort to be a better, healthier, friendlier person every single day - not just once a year. So I hope Heather is starting a new trend. I'm definitely on board.
Another blog-friend, Ami, posted about her friend, Rosemary, regarding the importance of being grateful for everyone and everything in your life every single day. It really gives you something to think about and it's the kind of lesson we should all remember. So while you're resolving to be this and do that and lose this much weight, don't forget to be grateful for all you already have and have done. I'm sure all of us can find that we are all blessed in one way or another.
Also, I do want everyone in the world to know, that long ago, in a land far away, three people who didn't even know they had been flying along lonely and solo, crash landed into an incredible avalanche of passion, happiness, honesty, communication and, most of all, acceptance and love. All of us had seen too much, done too much, been hurt too many times, and had put up many many walls of defense around our hearts and emotions. Until this perfect storm occurred, our individual futures were undefined and unremarkable. Now that this stormy avalanche has happened and hopefully will continue to roll into eternity, life is good!
Yikes! Maybe I will resolve to lose weight and perhaps use a little more wrinkle cream this year. *SIGH*
Well, we had a very festive evening last night filled with family, friends, food, fun, and fireworks. Right now I'm enjoying the few quiet moments that I get before everyone else realizes that I've awakened and reported for duty. I'm going to try to get some reading in before I clean up last night's mess (inside from the family, friends and food - outside from the fun and fireworks). After that, on to the laundry. Happy New Year.
I hope everyone reading had a wonderful 2007 and will have an even more Fabulous 2008!