Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year Everybody!

New Year's Day Prayer for One and All
Dear Lord
So far this year I've done well.
I haven't gossiped, I haven't lost my temper, I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I'm very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help.

Lecture Tour with A Difference
On New Year's Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the car park and walked home. As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman. 'What are you doing out here at four o'clock in the morning?' asked the police officer.
'I'm on my way to a lecture,' answered Roger.
'And who on earth, in their right mind, is going to give a lecture at this time on New Year's Eve?' enquired the constable sarcastically.
'My wife,' slurred Daniel grimly.

I HAVE FOUND  myself these last few days reflecting on the past year and making a game plan for the NEW YEAR.  As the NEW YEAR arrived I like so many people, asked, WHAT'S THE GAME PLAN?  WHAT AM I GOING TO DO DIFFERENT?  WHAT'S MY GOAL?  The answers are usually very shallow having to do with one's physical aspects such as losing a few pounds, training for a race event or getting my teeth whitened. BLAH BLAH BLAH! This year I find myself on more of an emotional and spiritual conquest.  In other words,  I am so over it!   Now, I know that a lot of this new found wisdom stems from the fact that I've been on this planet for almost 50 years and that life's little lessons certainly mold you into whoever it is that you are supposed to be. Some of it is in our control but so much more of it is not.  I get that now, but what I don't often get is what to do with that information.  So with that being said, my next series of blogs will be directed toward my attempt to better myself from an emotional and spiritual stand point.  Going to be quite the challenge for someone as high strung and tunnel visioned as myself . BUT WHAT THE HECK?   Sure, I am going to do my best with the physical care-taking issues, but my focus is to acquire a settled mine and to realize that I am not in control even on a good day.  I can assure you that there have been more years than not that I didn't achieve my NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION'S but you gotta at least try.  RIGHT? So, hoping you guys who have been following my blog for the last few months will join me in this adventure. Stay tuned for some comic relief and some topics that are sure to hit close to home.  We're all in the same boat of LIFE with all its up and downs.  LOVE TO EACH OF YOU and wishing you much success with whatever comes your way in 2010.  OK, I confess I really do want to feel good in a bathing suit this spring, but only from a 50 year olds perspective.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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