Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Day

This is my post from January first last year so you may officially call me lazy but I like it.

Most everyone right now is spending time looking back and looking ahead. We're thinking about what we've accomplished, where we've fallen short, and what we might do in the days and months to come. Reflection and planning are such important parts of life; seeing what great strides we've made, recognizing where we've fallen short, planning for better successes. But might we keep in mind to look at now, to see beauty all around and to be thankful for this wonderful moment. Sadly, aspirations often lose light and strength as the new year progresses. I think we can continually fuel the fires if we remember to pause and see the good right now.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
-Henry David Thoreau
Listen for your music and don't be afraid to dance because I wonder if stopping to dance might not be what keeps you going in the long run.

Happy New Day Friends
It is a fantastic one!
And Happy New Year Everyone
May it truly be the best yet : )


  1. You hit the nail on the head twice!

  2. Beautifully put!!! One of my "goals" this year is to stop expecting the worst (I am a TOTAL negative nelly) and try to look on the bright side and appreciate whatever does happen! Sue :)

    1. Great goal... it's going to take work though :)
      I'm more of a pessimist boarding on realist; I guess I used to be more of a pessimist and I've transformed into a realist. It took a good deal of work to notice the good bits. I still talk about it a lot, even though I think there is always something beautiful contained in every moment more often than not we have to consciously look for it in order to see it.

  3. Happy New Day! Ieva