Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year
New Year's Day is my favorite holiday. I love that we all get a fresh start. This is the year, we tell ourselves, the year I'm finally going to get my act together. I'm going to get healthy/stop smoking/write a book/spend more time with the kids/etc.
Even if that fresh start only lasts a few months, or a few weeks, or even a few hours, the promise in the one moment still means so much. The optimism we show in making the same resolution that we couldn't keep last year (or the year before) makes me smile.
My resolution? I'm going to experience life. Not that I've been dead this whole time, don't worry-- I'm not some zombie quiller/blogger. What I mean is, I'm going to reacquaint myself with being in the moment. Not thinking about what else is on my To-Do list. Not planning what I'm going to make for dinner. Not sweeping the kitchen four times a day because there might be new crumbs since the last time I swept. Just being present. Watching my son talk to his blueberries. Admiring the sky as I drive to work. That kind of thing.