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In two days (three if you’re counting today), 2014 will be over. It will be just another year that has come and gone. Another year that we will say just went too fast.
And it’s true. At least for me. As I get older, the years seem to fly by. I set goals, not resolutions, for the coming year around December. I take the time to brainstorm and think about what I want for the new year. Not what I plan to change, but what I want to accomplish. And suddenly (poof!), the year is gone and we’re into the new year. And I find myself looking back wondering if I managed to accomplish what I had planned.
But we all know that sometimes our best laid plans change.
And often times, it can be for the best.
As 2014 comes to a close, and we enter 2015, take a moment to remind yourself of all you have accomplished. Don’t focus on the items that you didn’t get a chance to complete, but rather, all of those items that you were able to check off, or even the ones that arose out of the blue and that became added accomplishments to your goal list. The ones you didn’t get to in 2014, will still be there in 2015.
And always remember, you’re creating an outline of goals you hope to accomplish in the new year; not resolutions for the new year.
Goals can be completed; resolutions are usually abandoned by spring time.
Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.
When I decided that I truly missed blogging, I began looking for new things to bring to the blog. Things that would allow me to write, and just be creative. Different things than ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ and talking about my day. And on a day when I was trying to determine what I wanted to start doing with this blog, a photo client’s most recent blog post popped up. I saw #MicroblogMonday as the title, read her post and then promptly read the description of what it is.
I knew this was exactly what I needed for this blog.
It’s a mere 4 days until Christmas. I’ve yet to begin my shopping, and at this rate, it will probably mean gift cards for all. My mind has been too occupied. Too many things are bouncing around up there. I haven’t been able to concentrate on the holiday ahead of me. But each time I think “I really need to get some shopping done,” I remind myself that this holiday is not all about giving and receiving gifts.
It’s about spending time with the ones you love. And I’m very blessed to have a wonderful family who I adore.
What I really want for the holidays this year? To stop seeing all of the violence and hatred when I turn on the news in the morning. Between the terrorism and the attacks on those who protect us, the missing children and the massacre at a Pakistan school, even a cyberattack on Sony Pictures; a place that creates for our entertainment, I just want to see a world that can just get along. And I know we are in age where that won’t happen.
But the top stories each and every day are horrific, depressing and far from uplifting. Let’s change all of that this holiday. Let’s fill our world with happiness, joy and peace. While we may hope that one day that violence will end, right now we need to focus on the love that surrounds us all. Especially this time of year.
Less violence. More love.