Archive for December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year! to one and all, and may it be a prosperous one too.

As I sit here on New Year’s Eve letting memories of the past year play through my mind and thinking about the coming year it occurs to me that the first day of a new year and the first hour of a new day have several things in common but most of all they both offer a fresh start. The fact I overate last year or yesterday doesn’t mean I have to do it again this new year/this new day. Or that my self-discipline failed when it came to housework, or organizing & filing papers away, or any number of other things last year or yesterday doesn’t mean I can’t start over this new year and/or this new day.

New Year’s Resolutions.
1) Practice different methods of joining motifs with the goal of overcoming my dislike of making things in pieces and having to put them together to have a finished project.
2) Be the instrument of getting at least 50 military helmet liners and/or scarves to our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. At this time about a dozen are in the works.
3) Make some progress on the other charity project I started last summer.
4) Clean and organize my home one room (or one section of a room) at a time then keep it orderly. I know I’ll feel better if I can master this.
5) Do a better job of staying in touch with my friends. Too often I’ve thought I will call or email this or that friend “later”, “tonight”, “tomorrow”; I need to start doing it “now” cause life isn’t much without friends and they need to know they are thought of and appreciated.
6) Keep a personal journal. I am a believer in the benefits of journaling but just haven’t made a habit of doing it regularly.

How many resolutions are enough, or too many? I think if I can master these six I will be a better, healthier person and next year might shoot for seven things. And should I fail at one or more, I can always start over – that is what the New Day is for.

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