Here's to 2016 .....and There's to 2015!
"Happy New Year!" (translated): "Here's wishing you another opportunity to do all those things you thought you were going to do or really, really, wanted to do, but stuff happened and you didn't quite get them done so now you get to start over."
At least, that's what the general way of approaching resolutions seems to be from my rear view mirror. So, I don't make resolutions at all. I stopped a while back, and don't regret it.
I live my life as a big, colorful, revolving, evolving ball of a process, so "starting a new year" just stokes a fire to my reckoning inner voice that what I've experienced in the past 12 months is somehow classified now as forgotten and spent and should be archived away in a box in the attic, along with seven years of tax forms and receipts. Then, out comes the magnifying glass to examine and scrutinize the things I didn't accomplish or didn't quite get to experience, which then become giant failures upon further inspection.
And I, for one, do not consider myself a loser or a quitter. That's what I call a whole nuther deal.
Magazines say, "New Year, New You!". Gag. I look forward to navigating my way through another year with the same me, thank you. Sure, there are things I'd like to tackle differently or less than attractive behaviors that I would like to modify, but I'm happy and grateful that God has found another reason to give me more time to joyfully go through this thing called Life; even if I'll be turning another year older and grayer, or I have another ten pounds to lose (again) or I have a whole nuther bunch of experiences that might possibly put me through the emotional wringer. Bring 'em on.
So, I'll refrain from saying the obligatory "Happy New Year" to you. Instead, I'll be saying, "Happy Whole Nuther Year", and I sincerely hope you fully enjoy the same old wonderful you heading into some new opportunities God has laid out for you!
And that right there is a whole nuther deal.
I'm a performing songwriter and encourager who lives with a very understanding husband named Jeff and a big yellow Lab named Boomer, and a feisty black Lab-ish puppy named Gus, at our WeHope Ranch in Chapel Hill, TX.
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