Happy 2013! Yeah, yeah, yeah – I know it has been a while since I have posted anything to my blog, but I’ma do betta in 2013. Or, at least that is my goal and intention. 2012 was a remarkable year with a LOT of changes, excitement, challenges, and activity – and somehow, in all the hoopla, writing took a back seat. But in 2013, I pray to put it front and center again. (Fingers crossed – toes too!)
Country singer star, Brad Paisley, in referring to the New Year, is quoted as saying “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Interesting thought, when you consider the veracity of it. Each year, we are given a “clean slate” – or so we like to believe. A clean slate to start all over – to eat better, exercise more, spend more time with friends and family, seek new adventures, etc. There is just something about January 1st that makes you feel positive and happy and hopeful and ready to take on new challenges. And while it is a faulty premise – January 1 is a day just like any other day when you think about it – we NEED New Years Day because it does hold within it, that hope for “better.”
But, isn’t “better” always within your grasp? Isn’t the power to change always within reach? Can’t you promote change on January 1st or May 15th or my personal favorite day of the year, November 14th? On any one of those days (or any other day in the year), you can CHOOSE to write your story, change your circumstances, broaden your horizons. It is within your power. You just have to get up off the couch, put down the potato chips and do it. (Or maybe that is just me…)
As a rule, I don’t make resolutions. After all, why frustrate myself when I traditionally fall short of the mark, usually by mid-January? I am going to set some goals for myself. Maybe I will share them with you all later. But regardless of my stance on the whole “resolution” thing, I do take great joy in hearing about my friends’ resolutions, mandates and goals for 2013. Lose weight, eat better, love more, argue less, promote kindness – all good things to do and embody into the fabric of your life. I wish them well.
365 blank pages.
What are you going to do with yours?
©2013 Kristina E. Smith