I'm not real big on holidays. My immediate family doesn't have a huge i nclination to be together at Thanksgiving, and we never had a Christmas tree at our house when I was growing up. I knoe there was no Santa Claus waiting to put presents underneath that tree, so I didn't really have a sense of loss there. I welcome Memorial Day and Labor Day because we all need a day off from work sometimes, right? Anyway, you get the point.
One time of the year I do get a bit reflective and introspective during New Year's, though.
Have you ever woken up on a Wednesday or Thursday morning, and reflected on all of the things that you want to do that day?
Have you ever woken up on a Monday morning and spent a few moments planning out the whole week?
Well, at New Year's you can plan out your whole year
. Cool, huh?
Not only that, you can look back at the things you said you were gonna do last year
, and grade yourself. Or not. If you come up with a year-old goal that you didn't accomplish, you can either renew that goal, or decide it wasn't all that important, and drop it.
It's a clean slate. A new beginning. You think your 2007 was busy? Just wait. 2008 will blow your mind.
A note on 2007. It wasn't the greatest. Don't get me wrong. It definitely had it's high points. Most of the cooler stuff I haven't even shared here on "ye old blog", you don't know the half of it. But 2008 - I'm positively giddy just thinking about it.
My plea to you: Don't waste your clean slate. Not to be a downer, but you aren't guaranteed another one. I'm not asking you to sit down and write a whole list of Resolutions. Just one...and you don't even have to write it down. You don't even have to come up with it yourself. I'll give it to you. It's not hard. You can do it.
- Do better than last year. Improve. Progress. Learn. Grow.
Have a great year, good people. An outstanding year. Ground-breaking, and trend-setting.
Know What I'm Sayin'??