Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Good Bye 2008. Don't let the door hit you in the backside on your way out.
Good bye to your ice storms and icicles. Thanks for making it easy to bid you adieu.
Don't get me wrong. It's not that I am not grateful. I appreciate all the good things that came through you. I mean, take a look at the election. And the road trip to Wyoming. Time with family. Sunny summer into late fall. Healing. Movies...lots and lots of movies.
Let's be honest. You have been challenging for me. I spent the year being unable to work much because of my health and lack of energy and that meant using up a lot of savings. The wars continued. The economy tanked. Corruption was exposed--wait, maybe that should go in the previous paragraph.
2009, I'm ready. Let's move forward. Let's blow this pop stand and find some real fun and adventure. Let's find a way to work together and stop blaming each other for the ills we see around us. Let's use some of the angry energy to propel us into solutions. I'm looking forward to it. I hope you won't let me down, because I am going to try to stand up to my word.
My word for the year is RICH. I want richness in all its manifestations--and I want to become more aware and grateful for the richness I already have.
Tonight I am waiting for you to arrive--you'll recognize me...I'm the one in the blue sweatshirt with no cuffs and micro-holes all over. Believe it or not, I feel rich in this threadbare shirt. I feel powerful in my own skin.
I'll be drinking Black Bubbles. Hopefully, all the way to the bottom of the bottle.
So long, 2008. You served your purpose and I am grateful. You made me so ready for what is next. You made me yearn for 2009.
(And that part about being true to my word? I admit, I have already failed. I promised CWL a response to her question. I thought I would do it today. Didn't happen. I'm sorry. It's in my queue. I won't make another promise about a date to expect it, but it will be soon. I will send you a message to let you know when I've posted. Thanks.)