Thursday, January 6, 2011

Beginning Again

Every year I watch the ball drop in Times Square and get all teary eyed about people who I miss, things I have left unsaid, places I did not see, past regrets...auld aquaintances forgotten, as the song goes.  At midnight, as I raise my glass to make a toast, I reflect on the past and give my sadness the repect that is due. But as I take that first sip of champagne,  I also see the New Year's possibilities bubbling up to the top of the glass. The places I will see, the friends I will go  to dinner with,  the family get togethers. This is what makes New Year's Eve so special. Each year I am given another chance to enjoy life and the older I get , the more serious I get about doing just that.

Mark Twain said" Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

So , this is my resolution:  I resolve to ENJOY LIFE and PURSUE HAPPINESS.  I will look more forward than backward.  I will "let go the bowlines" and see what happens. I will leave my safe harbor and let the wind take me places I have never been.  Because we only have this one act, and I am the lead !!