How fast our focus from Christmas to New Years. At a Christmas dinner for people in Macon an elderly woman said with full bellies, heat and the children playing made Christmas day fun. Totaling your possession and family seem ridiculous in comparison,
New Years, the review of what happened the past year is mostly people who passed. It just goes to show that the people are what matters.
The eighties went by quickly for me. Each year paced by unrequited wishes of mine. In this part of my life each year shines brightly. 2013 was a good year in that I was born on the 13th. 2014 has flown by.
So I stand with 2015. I normally don't do resolutions because I don't do them. Unlike in the 80's when I did not want to see time fleeting before me, this year is going to matter.
So, I resolve to
1. Slow down. Look at what I am doing and not worry about what I haven't done. If you are in your twenties and thirties. Heck no, you can't do this. You'll never get what you need. You can slow down later.
2. Get my two books completed.
3. Resist clutter. Don't bring it in the house in the first place. Sleep late on Saturday so all the good stuff is sold at yard sales.
4. Appreciate the people in my life.
5. Talk about getting a stray pregnant cat and keeping it outside. But don't do it. Donate money to a cat shelter.
6. Walk daily.
7. Be patient.
8. Enjoy having lived this long.
9. Get back up when I fail and not look back.
Contentment cannot be bought with all the tea in China.