Lemme be the 1st, or 1millionth, to say to my blog family: I wish y’all have a Happy New Year.
So this is the New Year. And what have we done? Another year older along with the old year, and a new year just begun to get older still?? Life is what happens to us when we’re not seeing.
2011 is not only an old year, but I sense it may have been one of the less happy years for many. And while this writer can’t say it was an unhappy year, I can say without hesitation that I am glad 2011 is old and in my rear view mirror! I can recall hearing an unusual amount of difficult stories from those I know. Plus overhearing from many I don’t know bits & pieces of lives in struggle.
So yet again, as all generations before, we write the year of the date with a different number. But lettuce not fool ourselves, we’ve gone through this every year of our lives, we know what follows with the changing of the year and how this and all new years end. Our lives remain the same. “Happy New Years” isn’t even like, “say the magic words”, and changing the date doesn’t add up to the winning lotto number. Unless, along with the date, and “Happy New Years” becoming more than a wishful greeting, we also change.
I still need to be reminded of this lesson. Simply writing a new date or making new years resolutions adds up to nothing. Nothing changes nothing – without change.
Therefore, I’m praying you can start from this 1st day forward of the new year having a new torch of thinking/doing now passed to you. And I hope you can begin this latest year long marathon with, at the very least nor more important than, good health, a good spirit, some wisdom, and an adequate source of income. Many are highly educated by college and unwise in life. Becoming ill can also make us unemployed. But I know losing a job today isn’t like finding a new job yesterday.
Wherever you/me are in life today: hope, pray, seek connection, and never, ever, give up you creation of God. Therefore, in conclusion…
Happy 2012 My Friends, from Pasadena, California!
Gotta Start This Year on The Right Road. Stay Thirsty My Friends