Here it is – 2013. The Mayans were wrong. Wait – actually, the Mayan Calendar Doomsday Interpreters were wrong. I imagine the Mayans are sitting somewhere around a warm campfire laughing at anyone who believed the world was ending. Their world ended, but not ours. So what do we now do with that world?
Will you be a participant or a watcher this year? Will I choose to do more or to sit back and watch others do the work? I want to be hands-on involved this year. In 2012, I took a backseat. Some of that was necessary. Health issues were at the forefront of my thought and action processes. But this year, I am past most of that and plan on doing a lot more than by standing. I am making my opinions (quietly) known on social media. I have donated (a little) to those issues that I feel are important. I will continue that. It makes me feel involved. And good.
I will write more. That also makes me feel good. I will begin yoga. I need exercise and I need a change. I will seek to prioritize and focus on people and events that are meaningful – and fun! I need more fun! I will work harder on allowing people to be who they are and not trying to change those I see need changing (in my opinion). I will send more thank you’s and notes of appreciation. I do want people to know when I feel that way. These are not resolutions. They are going to become habits. Gratitude will be at the top of the list.
I want to travel more. Not necessarily big places which take long periods of time to get there, although I’d like a couple of those. Just get out and experience more people. That is what the world is about to me – other people. And to maintain my sanity, I need more people.
Other things come to mind – read more, cook more, eat more healthily. But instead of overloading my plate so that I end up doing none of it, I’ll be selective and stick with the first group. I’m deeply glad to see 2013 arrive here and I’m ready for the challenge. Happy New Year to everyone!