New Year Hope

Here we go.  The clean page.  The fresh start.  Oh sure, we get that chance each and every day, but we all know that there’s something special about a new calendar year.

We’re going to clean out those closets, eat healthier food, get on that treadmill, be more generous.  I hope we all succeed.

More importantly, I hope we love the children in our lives, having good conversations with them so they know how much they mean to us.  I hope we make the time to listen to them and find out what they’re thinking about.

I hope we take the time to have coffee with our friends, and schedule time for nice long walks.  I hope we do things to make the earth a bit more beautiful… plant another rose bush, gather up the garbage.

I hope we get rid of prejudice and resentment, and turn loose of old grudges.

It all sounds like the sweet answer to a beauty pageant question.  We collectively smile while we hope for world peace.  As long as I’m hoping, I’ll add that to the list.  It’s unrealistic, but the other hopes aren’t.  They’re very attainable, and I truly wish them upon each and every one of us.  Happy New Year!


4 Responses to “New Year Hope”

  1. Grace Uihlein says:

    Beautiful! Happy New Year to you Sandy!

  2. Kelly says:

    You could not have said it better. I too am striving for what is on that list. Thanks for sharing with all.

  3. Cheryl says:

    As always you collect perfect thoughts succinctly! I’ve tried to embrace the “enjoy the moment” philosophy with this holiday season and not feel guilty. The only problem is that I’m still not finished with Christmas…still need to do some mailing and a special baking for my brother. Sigh…. But I have learned from this year that sometimes less is more. And “less” means having room for more things that are important; things like just sitting on the couch discussing the birds at the feeder with my husband, drinking coffee with no other sound than purring coming from the new kitten in my lap, enjoying my weekly horseback ride in the middle of the day without having to rush to get there and an impromptu brisk walk around the neighborhood with my energetic canine. “Normal” life will begin again on Monday so by necessity I will have less time for relaxation but I do so hope to maintain the feeling of calm.

  4. Sandy says:

    Hooray for your New Year plans, Cheryl. Enjoy that kitten, and sip some good coffee for me!

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