Isn't it funny how everyone looks forward to this day so we can say goodbye to the old year that is soon to pass on and give way to the new hope of tomorrow?
Maybe it is just human nature to hope what is ahead is better than what was. The grass is always greener on the other side thing . . .
It got me to thinking about a good year. Do you want the good year to never end? Will the new year and the new hope for tomorrow jinx what has been awesome?
For me, the new year has always been symbolic of a new beginning, a change . . . we make resolutions to make ourselves a better person. By the way, I gave up on making resolutions a long time ago. However, for a deep thinker like me, this day has been making me more aware of positive things that will help me be a better person in different ways.
The end of this year has been awesome. I won't beat a dead horse with the details of the year's beginning. I can only repeat what I always say, "this too shall pass" . . . and it did.
All it really is . . . the normal passage of time that spans from one year to another, one day into another, one minute to the next, one second at a time.
As I become older and wiser, my philosophy has slowly changed. The Captain has had so much to do with these changes and I'm so grateful to have him in my life.
The new philosophy involves having faith that everything will be ok, for real and accepting whatever comes along as quickly as possible. It is a deepening of my favorite saying, "this too shall pass." We don't have control over what happens from day to day. We do have control over how to react to it.
Happy New Year's Eve . . .