A New Year
Posted by adamswife on January 1, 2008
The new year begins with left-over snow on the ground. Does that make some kind of philosophical statement about life? Probably. ;D
I celebrated the coming of a new year with my family – daughter and husband (who fell asleep about 10 minutes before midnight) and my four grandchildren. The 3-year-old went to sleep before the party started, the 6-year-old was sleeping in the chair snuggled up to her dad, the 10-year-old likewise fell asleep just before the magical moment, daughter was upstairs taking care of some business. Graydon (8 years old) and grandma were the only ones to see the ball drop. The 3-year-old showed up downstairs a few minutes ago demanding to know why we had the party without him. lol
Personally I found it a lovely evening. To spend time with my family, share some great food, play a game or two, enjoy a cozy fire gives me comfort and hope for the future.
I gave up making resolutions years ago when I realized I had made the same ones year after year for many years. I have things that I work on every day to try to improve my life and health. Some days more successfully than others. I start over constantly – don’t need a new year to inspire me to change. However, a new beginning, whether a new year or a new day, is a good time to take stock and recommit to the struggle. In 2008 I’m hoping for an increase in wisdom, improved health, and love and harmony in my family. What more could anyone ask?