Alora keeps saying this new year is when the world will end.
Somehow in my bones, I feel it is quite the opposite. For me, it’s a year that from this distance, appears circular and complete. By the end of 2012, I’ll have a ten year old, I will be married, and hopefully all this crazy hopeful energy I’ve been pushing into the universe will come to fruition.
(No, I don’t want to have another baby; because that is gross.)
I officiated a wedding a few years back and part of the ceremony read, “This is the point in the ceremony when we usually talk about the wedding bands being a perfect circle, having no beginning and no end. But we all now that these rings do have a beginning. Rock is dug up from the Earth. Metal is liquefied in a furnace at a thousand degrees. Hot metal is poured into a mold, cooled, and then painstakingly polished. Something beautiful is made from raw elements. Love is like that. It’s hot, dirty work. It comes from humble beginnings, made by imperfect beings. It is the process of making something beautiful where there was once nothing at all.”
I’ve always liked that statement because love is like that. LIFE is like that. Every day we should be making something wonderful, even when it’s rough around the edges.
Change the things you are unhappy with. No one else is going to do it for you.
Appreciate what you do have. It could change at any second.
Work hard for anything you want and don’t stop until it is yours.
Eat good food and surround yourself with the best people.
Those are my wishes for each and every one of you, and the people you love.
The Happiest of New Years! Cheers!