Sunday, January 2, 2011
Out With the Old, In With the New
Happy New Year, everyone! Hope everyone had a great New Year's. I am not a big New Years Eve fan. Although blocks away there were a million revelers watching Snooki (I mean really, come on??!) drop the ball, I had no desire whatsoever to leave the nutbox I live in. So this year N. and I simply stayed in and celebrated it in the most fun sort of way. ;) It was hard to keep a straight face when family asked us where we were at midnight. But really, if you don't like going out on NYE then I highly recommend you to stay in to have the most fun plans right at the stroke of midnight!
It must be the weather lately, but I bet in September there will be a "blizzard baby boom" across the city. Really, there is nothing much else to do. We call a couple on our floor, "the rabbits". The rabbits are very nice, probably the most friendly couple I've met in the building. Mr. Rabbit always looks so very happy, while most in this building look rather glum. But the rabbits are very, very loud. I'm afraid the cranky old lady across the hall thinks I am one of the rabbits when I come out of N's apartment. As I did on New Year's Day and she shot me a very nasty look. No "happy new year", or friendly smile. Just the nastiest look you could flash somebody and a slam of the door. Geesh, and I thought we were always quiet.
Years past I used to write about new year resolutions. You know, they would usually last half a day. But really, why don't we just live out our good intentions throughout the year? Why have one day of the year to start over, when we really have the opportuity to start fresh any moment of every single day?
I'm going to state an intention every morning. Although 2010 started out terribly, last year ended up bringing some great things - most of all, the job. Now 2011 isn't starting out exactly as I'd like (I'm on crutches, more on that later).
I can still set an intention for each day. It lifts the heavy burden of having lofty goals, and reminds me I just need to make it through that one day. If I fail at the change I want to make, so what. There is always the next day. Or the next. (as long as I don't go through 365 days ;)
So join me this year in being easier on yourself. Treating yourself better. Taking better care. That is what I started to learn at the start of last year after an awful experience resulting in physical injuries. And at the start of this year on crutches, I am beginning to learn all over again....
~Best of good health, love and happiness to all of you in the new year~