Monday, January 01, 2007

How Do You Measure a Year?

"Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes,
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?"

From the movie Rent (2005)

How DO you measure a year? To some, they measure a year by minutes, days, weeks and months. To other folk, they measure a year by the seasons. Others measure it by special days such as birthdays, holidays or religious feasts.

It seems that as I looked back last night to judge how my year went, I found myself measuring the past year by memories. A number of my memories were good memories though I certainly had my share of bad ones. I don’t measure my life by years since if I did that, my life would gallop full tilt and I would have no time to do anything. Some years go slower than others … those are usually my bad years. Other years fly by … those are my good years.

So… how did my year go this time? Have you ever been in “bumper-to-bumper” traffic? Well that is how my 2006 went. Some months were great months where all went my way… Of course those months went way too fast! Other months were dragged out and about to the point I couldn’t wait to finish them!

Now, as I sit here in the wee hours of the morning of January 1st, 2007, I wonder at what speed the next few months are going to travel. I am sorry to say that I think they are going to go pretty slow! Now if I am starting to depress you, please don’t go down that road. Though the next few months may be tough, I am confident that the ones after that are going to swing right by! I do have some optimism!

So… now that I have droned on about how I think my year is going to measure out, I would like to know about how you foresee your year! I sincerely hope that it will fly by!

All the best to all of you in the World of Blog … Have a great New Year!


Le Nightowl said...
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abbagirl74 said...

I share your optimism. Happy New Year!

Clive Nutton said...

Hi Dave, thanks for posting on BrightAire. Have a happy new year

Le Nightowl said...

I measure a year by the day, a day at a time :)
Happy January 1st, tomorrow is another day.

Janice said...

Greetings Dave;

You have a nice clean, uncluttered blog which I am enjoying.
I do not measure time (helps when one is retired) but live each moment that passes this way as much as possible. Once in a while I fail and get caught in the past or the future like any other human but quickly try to get connected to the present again.
Thank you for the kind comment on Pursuance Of Truth. :)

Becky Wolfe said...

I enjoy the thoughts & wisdom you post on your blog. I look forward to 2007 with optimism as well!

Thanks for the comments on my blog!

Jagd Kunst said...

I measure time by how quickly my recycling bin fills up. Time flies by when you realise that you've filled all four bins and recycling day was yesterday.

Dave said...

Janice, Nice to make contact! Thanks for the compliment! Living each day by the moment ... A very healthy way to live. Take care!

Josie said...

I measure time in increments, bad times and good times. I hope your bad times speed by very quickly, and you can quickly forget them when they're past.

And I hope 2007 will turn out to be a very good year for you.


Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I measure a year by a year! It was either a good year or a bad year. A normal year or a special year. As ol' Blue eyes said in his song;

"But now the days grow short
Im in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
>from fine old kegs
>from the brim to the dregs
And it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year"

May this be a good vintage year for you.

Lizza said...

What a lovely post, and a cool idea to measure a year by memories. 2006 was good for me, maybe that's why I think it went by so fast! I'm hoping 2007 will be the same.

darling24_7 said...

I think your idea of measuring by memory is fabulous.

Its what stands out in our minds that make it something. The good, bad, ugly and wonderful.

Living each day to the fullest adds up to a lot at the end of your year.

Expect the unexpected and no matter what. Enjoy.