Here it is the 5th of January and already New Years Day 2012 is but a memory relegated to the past, if not totally forgotten -- if you are a soul like me. Maybe it's a symptom of old age like when you've seen several dozen of them, you've seen them all.
The year 2011 was not necessarily a good one for me but, as with all others, it was like an old friend and I was sorry to see it go. I tend to be comfortable with the status quo and that could be a bad thing every much as it is good.
Five days ago we stood on one side of the calendar and stepped bravely into a brand New Year. As the fireworks flew, the champagne corks popped (hot chocolate in my house) and the band struck up Auld Lang Syne, we all inwardly muttered to ourselves words to the effect of, "That was then, this is now."
And you know what? Realistically, that has always been true. Once a year at least, we more or less find ourselves in a position where we can hope for the best. If we carry current life's problems into the next 12 months, we know from experience that eventually they will slip into the mist of history and that we have potential for change and improvement, if only we apply ourselves.
If there is merit in resolve, then by all means act upon it. But do me a favor, dear hearts, stay the course. Stay the course!