Happy New Year!

 
Isnt it interesting that the closer we get to New Years Eve the more we build the anticipation in our minds. We reflect on the past year, re-assess our goals for the next and somehow believe that when that clock strikes midnight something magical will happen – we will suddenly be empowered to do things we couldnt do today.
 
Even more interesting is the phenomenon that follows; The clock strikes midnight, we kiss the person closest to us, cheer and smile and then after a moment or two we think, "hmmm, now what?"  And by the end of New Years Day (where I sit now) we realize that hey – its just another day, and the magic of the moment vanishes for another year.
 
These were all the thoughts in my mind the week before New Years as I watched everyone make plans for the big night.  When I announced that I intended to spend New Years alone I dont think anyone believed me – I’m not sure I even believed it but I had a really good night.  I made pizza from scratch and made cinnamon buns from the left over dough.  I played guitar, did dishes and watched a movie. I talked to God, and took a shower.  When the clock struck midnight I was sitting in the livingroom and I had reached the place in my mind where I was relecting on the blessings that God has given me.
 
Okay – things to remember from 2006:
I learned guitar
I became more active physically
I moved into my new apartment
I met the people I work for – great people, amazing office dynamic
I went to Montreal, Ohio and Chicago
My neice Anne was born
I learned to spend more time with family and friends
…and all the other blessings that came from God on a daily basis
 
Today was a nice start to the year.  I painted a mural in my kitchen and listened to a seminar about information repression in the media from the american government. I did some laundry, went to moms for New Years dinner and I just finished a tuna sandwich.  The tuna sandwich has absolutely no bearing on this blog – its only indicative of the fact that I have run out of things to say.
 
See?  New Years is no big deal 🙂  Since I dont need to quit smoking, become healthier or more active and I dont have some sort of looming business venture on the horizon I’ve decided to settle on one new years res – To simply be faithful to God in 2007. 
 
 
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One comment

  1. it seems that i’m surrounded by people who don’t think that new years is a big deal.  must be indicitive of the fact that we’re getting older.  your evening sounds nice.  you have to teach me how to make cinnamon buns out of leftover dough.  still visiting this week?

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