a new year
January 1, 2013 bits and pieces
Yet another is here. Used to be I would wake up with expectations of a grander time up ahead. I’ve stopped doing that. Not because I think it won’t be grand but more because a change of date is no guarantee to make it so… at least not without one’s own effort and action.
For the most part the past year was a good one. Challenging but good. Hey, I’m still alive and that for me is usually a good sign. Perhaps I could have done more and better in what I did… but I did learn an awful lot so that is huge in the plus column.
I did lose some friends though. Even though my generation has taken it for granted that we are at that point when we would be burying our parents… we also have to come to terms with the fact that we are also starting to bury our friends. This fact of mortality does not shock or sadden me but only strengtens my resolve to make it count while I still can.
So, yeah… there is a lot to look forward to in the time ahead… but making it so is really the open secret to enjoying those fruits. Cheers!