When I was little, I used to think that people got the day off because it was MY birthday. It just so happens that my birthday falls on New Years Day, that may have been the real reason,
So every year I guess it’s a little different for us New Years birthday people, we not only look favorably on the new year as a fresh start, but its also mixed with checking yet another year off the old age meter.
This year is a big one for me, I turn 40.
Goodbye to 2010 and goodbye to my 30’s. (sigh)
I’ve heard so much about 40 and how its all downhill from here. I’ve even recently bought my first readers glasses because I’ve noticed that for some reason every label, set of directions and even some menu’s have decided to ‘Go Green’ and conserve ink by printing much smaller type. Sometimes avoiding the truth can be uplifting, so let me be in my little happy denial bubble!
Most people make resolutions on New Years, and I’m among the masses that have made a few myself over the years. Last year I actually accomplished one resolution, I quit smoking and I can proudly say I’ve been smoke free now for about 5 months. Yay me! It feels good to tackle a goal and then reach it.
The past few weeks have reinforced one important thing that I really took to heart about 10 years ago,
life is precious & it’s short.
It’s shorter for some than for others and we really don’t know what our future holds or if we hold much of a future on this earth.
I’m not depressed or crying over this,
I want to take life and grab it by the ears and just…
That one word can mean many different things to many different people. In my case, I don’t need to lead an exciting, action packed, adventurous life but I do want to do my best to lead a happy, peaceful life. I want to stop worrying about things that really don’t matter. I want to be kinder.
Instead of making new resolutions, I hope to instead just keep in mind everyday that I don’t want to waste my life crying about my eyesight waning or a line on the face appearing or the fact that I’ve reached a big milestone birthday. I want to thank God for my life and the people he’s blessed me with. I will thank him for everyday, even the ones that suck.
I don’t want to worry what others may think of how I look, what I say, etc. Now I’m not saying that I go to Walmart in a Moo moo with my arse hanging out, I do want to present myself in a positive light. At the same time I refuse to obsess over the little things that don’t matter in the big scheme. It’s all about finding balance, the right balance for your life.
Life is a gift to every single one of us.
If you find yourself crying or depressed, fight it.
I’m not saying that sadness isn’t a part of life, and creeps up on everyone at times, but let it out,
then fight against it.
There’s much wisdom in those 3 words.
May your new year be filled with Peace.
May you laugh more, cry less.
May you count your blessings, and learn from failures.
May you see the beauty that is everywhere and thank God you can see it.
May you take the time to see it.
Be good to others and forgive old hurts.
Be good to yourself, and don’t just exist…
Happy New year to all of you!
My mom taught me to share, how about you?