First, where did you go and how did you do it so quickly? Second, thanks for a great year of learning, growing, and branching out. When I chose my word-of-the-year for you, Daugther helped me come up with "chill" and I think I did it...or at least came close a bunch of times. [wink] During your time, I learned to not take myself so seriously, to lighten up and let go. Oh sure, I still have a ways to go, and I get wigged out over [seemingly] silly things at times, but hey, I'm human so...what are you gonna' do?
You brought me new experiences through this crazy world wide web. Look at all these blog friends you gave me! The creative and inspiring people you've connected me with! Look at all the things I have been inspired to create and share. Thank you, 2009! You were fantastic!
And so, 2009, I bid you adieu, with gratitude and a small sense of relief. I made it and had fun in the process.
Well, here you are ~ a whole new year ahead of me...waiting to be taken on...full of possibilities and promise. You have a tough act to follow, because 2009 pretty much rocked, but I have faith in you. Wait...no...I have faith in me...and that's huge.
And so, 2010, as I think of my hopes and dreams for you, [resolutions, if you will...] I'm struck with a sense of wanting to continue this momentum. I love this path I'm on - this wave I'm riding - and I want to savor it and keep it going. I have so much to be grateful for, and as I count my many blessings I realize that they far outweigh any [perceived] struggles I might have.
I've been thinking about my word for you, 2010 - one little word that describes "where I'm at" and what I want to keep going. After much thought, I keep coming back to: JOY - so there you have it. It will be my reminder to find joy in everything I do - to be joyful in all processes. Enjoy the journey.
Welcome, 2010. We're in for a joyous time!
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson