January 2011, who ever would have thought! Not me…when I sat in my little desk in the first grade, heck 2000 seemed like ever so far, far away. And now I’m here. Wow! Amazing!
I stopped making resolutions years ago…I do set goals. Sometimes I can reach them sometimes not. What I’ve learned over my 61 (almost to be 62 years in 14 days) is as we go through the twelve months of the year some of those goals just seem to lose their importance.
I hope to see more rainbows this year, but since we are so miserably cold (zero and sort-of above) I’ll settle for a sun dog or two.
I try to remember that this kind of cold is hard on bugs and insects….very hard. So maybe next year we will be bug-less!
Since the dogs sleep on the back porch and it isn’t heated very well, they have learned a couple on new tricks…
Like sleeping under covers! Terry and I laugh every time we look out and see them all warm and snuggled in their beds! The cats sleep inside by the fireplace.
But back to resolutions and goals—
Now that I’m old (I had a kid hold the post office door open for me today…I was in shock. He even called me Ma’am. Then I heard him say something to his friend about it’s rude to not open doors for old people…ack!)
Any who….now that I’m over 60… if I can just treasure each day and understand that if I look hard enough, learn from the day, and move through it with joy, then I will be blessed.
I can never count on another day being given to me–not like a person does when in their 20’s and 30’s and even 40’s. I cannot assume I will wake up each day or that others I love deeply will awaken each day.
If I can just keep gratitude in my heart and joy and wonder in my soul that is resolution enough.
Thank you blogging friends for my bucket list dreams of traveling to distant lands…I enjoy each and every one of you. After all, that is what life is all about family and friends, near and far.