Sunday, December 31, 2006

Peace on Earth … Goodwill to All Men

When I was younger, I always made New Year’s resolutions such as “This year I will do all my homework,” or “This year I will keep my room clean.” By the time I became a “wise old teenager”, it became all too apparent to me that New Year’s resolutions were pointless if they were never kept and mine were never kept!

Nowadays, instead of resolving to achieve certain tasks, I take the time to ponder what else will happen in this world other that hasn't already occurred. Another act of terrorism? Another war? Death in my family? A lottery windfall of millions of dollars? (Check www.xe.com for a cash conversion if you are so inclined but believe me… a million dollars is a lot of money!) It ceases to amaze me what life can bring to you in a twelve month period.

As I look back over the past twelve months, I think back of all the unexpected things that have occurred in my life. A good thing … I overcame a health issue. A bad thing … my father was diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Life certainly has its ups and down. As long as there are more ups than downs I consider that year to be a good year. Despite all that has gone on in my life over 2006, I remain thankful for the blessings I have received from God and from those around me.

So… what will occur in my life between now and December 31st, 2007? I can only surmise but I do hope and pray that my ups will be more frequent than my downs … I must remain positive! Despite my musings about not making New Year’s resolutions, I shall make one none-the-less… Let’s hope I succeed in following it through.

“I resolve to remain true to myself.”

Now I know that this resolution is very subjective and quite vague, I might add, but it is the one thing that is going to be important to me throughout this New Year.

So, for all my friends that read my blog… I truly hope and trust that your New Year will be the year where you will meet all your hopes and dreams and that, by the end of 2007, you may look back, smile and say to yourself … “2007 was truly a special year!?

Happy New Year!

31 comments:

abbagirl74 said...

It's a wonderful resolution. I sort of have the same one. I have the philosophy that I can't be everything to everyone. I am so generous to people. I try to be a "pleaser". I have grown to learn I can't do that. I have to be everything to myself and my kid, and that's it.

2007 will be a good year for both of us if we have a positive outlook. It's going to be a great year because I have met so many interesting "online" friends such as yourself. Take care this evening. Have fun and be safe.

Passero said...

Happy new year.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Best wishes for the new year and best wishes on keeping your resolution. I replied your post on my site but repeat it here; I also have lost contact with Marie's blog for last 2 days. Could be a Blogger problem or maybe due to distrupted internet connections due to earthquake near Taiwan.

Monika said...

Until recently I was looking forward to a new year and welcomed it. Now, I'm not sure, I'm rather scared right now, too much could happen and I don't think it will be positive for me, but one can always hope. I think your one resolution is a good one!

Le Nightowl said...

Dave,
I just came across your comment on LGS's last post, and your mention of my blog (unless you know of another Marie, which would make me look very presumptuous and foolish, indeed)
I just replied to you over there, and I see his comment now on your post :)
Blogger is not to be blamed on this, I chose to disappear for a while. I need to reassess my reason for keeping a blog.
“I resolve to remain true to myself.” What a wonderful new year's resolution... I'll try to make it mine too.
A Happy New Year to you, mon ami!
Marie

Leann said...

Dave

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your resolution sounds like a heartfelt one, and certainly one we should all take to heart.

I hope 2007 brings you all your desire.

Blessings
Leann

Janice said...

An excellent resolution Dave for
being true to our real self is the best way anyone can add to the "peace on earth and goodwill to all men".

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