Today, i’ve seen many posts that start with some variant of “2013 sucked…”
i’ve seen far fewer that talk about the year in glowing terms. i had a pretty damn good year, and some shitty stuff happened too. i wonder… was the year really that bad for folks? Or are they simply being negative?
i chose not to make any New Year’s Resolutions this year. It’s not that i have nothing that needs work (gotta love the random double-negative), but i see the whole “January 1st” threshold as so arbitrary now. i’d like to have some monthly goals, weekly goals, hell… how about a new day’s resolution each and every day of the year?
So… no resolutions but i’d like to continue with what i’ve been doing…
i want to continue to STOP in the moments in-between STUFF so i can experience life in all its grandeur and minutia.
i want to continue to cherish myself and to remember that i am important… my needs and wants are valid… my love is real and valuable… my life is sacred.
i want to continue to surround myself with positive things and people that feed my life and my soul.
A few moments ago, i found myself humming this song and recalling how we used to sing it in school – in rounds. As i thought about it, it lost the childlike silliness and i thought… this is one of the lessons i started learning in 2013: to stop and see the beauty in the world around me rather than just measuring it… analyzing it… and i want more of this in 2014.
Inchworm (As Performed on The Muppet Show with Danny Kaye)
“Sick bat” graphic from: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/126/9/3/sick_lil___bat_by_dragonkazooie89-d4ys23i.png